Boris Palmer was elected in 2006 from the citizens of the university town of Tübingen as their mayor.
Boris decided to make local climate protection the top priority of his term in office. His ambitious aim is to reduce the per capita emission in Tübingen by 25 per cent until 2022 compared to the value in 2014. In the spring of 2009, Palmer published his first book, ´Eine Stadt macht blau – das Tübinger Klimaschutzmodell´, on Tübingen’s climate protection model. Tübingen was rewarded the European Energy Award in Gold.