Report: Potentials and limits of the home-office for climate protection

Working from home did not play a special role in Germany until the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. This changed strikingly in the course of the pandemic. In this context, DIALOGIK conducted a study on the question: can home-office contribute to climate protection? The report is based on the results of a literature review and an expert workshop organized by DIALOGIK. On the one hand, it shows that there are good reasons to expect home-office to have a positive impact on climate protection, especially in the areas of mobility and heating. On the other hand, the impact of behavioural-induced rebound effects will be discussed, such as shifts in the modal split to the disadvantage of public transport.