The Climate and Energy Fund supports the implementation of the goals of domestic climate policy and the development towards a viable energy system. With its funding programmes for research, development and market penetration, it provides broad-based solutions that protect the climate and benefit the location. The Climate Fund supports actions taken in the areas of buildings, mobility, production and energy supply that focus specifically on sectors that are currently responsible for most of the greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Fund contributes essentially towards building the necessary scientific foundations of climate protection that form the sound basis for the development of a sustainable future. The Climate Fund's promotional programme helps to implement new and innovative funding frameworks, adds to existing subsidy schemes and delivers added value by providing additional funds.