The Landkreis Kassel is one of five counties in the northern part of the federal state of Hesse. It is both responsible administrative authority and policy maker. The Landkreis Kassel (regional authority of the county) has already initiated and implemented various projects on climate change and CO2 savings. Avoidance of emissions and climate protection have been strongly pronounced during the processes of Local Agenda 21, the initiatives of the municipalities of the climate alliance and other initiatives for environmental protection. The LKK has been intensively collaborating with all regional schools on the issue of environmental protection and climate change issues.