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THEMA1 is an independent Berlin-based think-do-tank specialised in accelerating social change.

Founded in 2006 by Guido Axmann and Jacob Bilabel, THEMA1 initiates and operates projects in the fields of sustainable consumption, renewable energy grids, a green music and entertainment industry, and mass mobilisation of the public towards a low-carbon future. Each of THEMA1’s activities is defined by the strong belief of its founders that ‘Talk without action means nothing‘.

THEMA1’s innovative blend of activities reflects the growing importance of cross-sector partnerships and synergetic approaches. THEMA1 strives for win-win cooperation with business, NGOs and public stakeholders by fostering supply and demand for innovations that are sustainable – both from the business and climate points of view.

With its purpose of pioneering new forms of cooperation and promoting better communication among business, civil society and public policy leaders in Europe, THEMA1 operates in three complementary spheres of activity:

– Development and initiation of sustainable business models with the aim of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society
– Management of cross-sector partnerships with business, government and civil society organisations
– Design, organisation and facilitation of international multi-stakeholder dialogues and complex change processes


[slider title=”Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Project “]pcf-project_footprint_logoThe PCF PROJECT provides a platform to promote sustainable consumption based on product carbon footprints.

Launch partners: Öko-Institut, Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, WWF, BASF, dm drogerie-markt, DSM, FRoSTA, Henkel, Krombacher, Rewe, Tchibo, Telekom, Tengelmann, Tetra Pak

[slider title=”Carbon Film Quote “]pcf-project_footprint_logoCarbon Film Quote is the world’s first TV commercial budget estimator with an integrated carbon calculator. It helps BBDO Proximity’s production partners identify and evaluate low-emission and environmentally friendly production options when looking at initial cost estimates.

Launch partners: BBDO Proximity, CMC. EU, Neue Sentimental Film , Markenfilm, Das Werk, Cobblestone, Twin Film, Vogelsänger Film, Schönheitsfarm, Studio Funk, Chamaeleon, Adstream


[slider title=”Green Pictures Group”]Green_Pictures_Group Green Pictures Group aims at the reduction of carbon emissions in TV and film production. The initiative brings together the different national and international stakeholders of the filming sector to jointly work on ways to effectively reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and associated costs.

Launch partner: EngergyAgency.NRW

Contact: polania[at]


[slider title=”Shift2050 – showcasing the low-carbon society “]shift2050_logoSHIFT 2050 shows what tomorrow’s low-carbon lifestyle will look like and accelerates the transition to a low-carbon society.

International Jury: Polly Courtice (Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership), John Doyle (European Commission), Nicky Gavron (Former Deputy Mayor of London), Christine Loh Kung-wai (Civic Exchange), Marcello Palazzi (Progressio Foundation), Dr Fritz Reusswig (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

[slider title=”Renewables-Grid-Initiative (RGI) “]renewables-grid-initiative_logoRGI provides a pan-European platform for stakeholders to enable 100% grid integration of renewable energy. RGI builds a strong coalition across all sectors to accelerate the decarbonisation of the power system.

Partners: WWF, Germanwatch, TenneT, 50Hertz, Elia, Nationalgrid, RTE, Swissgrid, European Climate Foundation, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, European Climate Forum

[slider title=”PEF World Forum “]PEF_rgb The PEF World Forum (formerly known as PCF World Forum) is a joint platform to foster and facilitate dialogue between international initiatives on how to assess, reduce and communicate the impact of goods and services on the climate and the environment.

Over 600 representatives of business, retail, government, research, NGOs from over 35 countries attended at the last PCF/PEF WORLD SUMMITs since 2009.

[slider title=”Green Music Initiative “]green-music-initiative_logoThe GREEN MUSIC INITIATIVE provides a nationwide platform for the music and entertainment industry to coordinate projects in the fight against climate change.

Partners: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Wuppertal Institute, Universal Music, Melt! Festival, MTV Networks, Club Commission, Intro Verlag, Julie’s Bicycle

[slider title=”Green Music Dinner “]shift2050_logoWhat role can the cultural sector play in the fight against climate change?
100 selected British, French and German representatives from music, art, theatre, science, politics, environmental associations and media discuss at the Green Music Dinner at Hotel de Rome in Berlin.

Partners: British Council, German Federal Foreign Office, Julie’s Bicycle UK, Ferropolis, Melt!, Hotel de Rome, Lux11, Absolut CH

Green Music Dinner

[slider title=”XfuerGruen “]x-fuer-gruen_logoHow would an election spot for an political party look like, if there where no rules? In 2005 the German Green Party dared to find out. More than 40 young creatives from video, design, advertising or social media took part in this experiment

Partners: Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Paul Snowden, Ponyfilm

[slider title=”Grid Master Class “]Grid_Master_ClassGrid Master Class is an educative programme for the electricity grid sector. The objective of this European programme is to build stronger mutual understanding between the different stakeholders by offering them a neutral platform for learning basics and secrets of electricity grids and their public perception.

Launch Partner: SEFEP