Climate Communication Education & Capacity Building

Austria's largest governmental climate initiative

Project Facts

Active in all nine federal states

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Project Dates
Start: 2004
In operation since/from: 2004

The Story

klimaaktiv is the Austrian climate protection initiative set up by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology embedded in the Austrian federal climate strategy. The primary objective of klimaaktiv is to introduce and promote climate friendly technologies and services. Doing so, klimaaktiv changes both Austria’s economy and its everyday life.

It takes a systemic and comprehensive approach to tackling the issues of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by applying a broad variety of system interventions in cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

Under four thematic headings of Building and Renovation, Saving Energy, Renewable Energy, and Mobility, klimaaktiv outlines new solutions, sets quality standards, increases the knowledge and competence of the players involved and advises companies, municipalities and private households. This approach has resulted in greater opportunities for the state to be actively involved in the management of solutions to complex collective problems by enhancing and strengthening the traditional instruments of regulation, taxes and subsidies.

As a driving force and supporter of the transition, klimaaktiv creatively combines the strengths of the most diverse reasoning found in the hierarchy, market and network: order, momentum and commitment.

Success Factor | Hero Moment

In 2004, klimaaktiv set out with the aim of anchoring climate protection at all political levels. From the beginning, the program has been demonstrating how a successful dialogue between research, business, government, states and local authorities can bring about sustainable system change. The participants in the program combine climate protection with their business activities. Climate protection has become a success factor for these companies and an important brand. klimaaktiv stands for environmentally friendly, innovative technologies and services; with the klimaaktiv logo, organizations and companies can distinguish themselves from other partners in business.

Management of klimaaktiv, Austria

Other Involved Stakeholders
Austrian Energy Agency

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