Project Collection


Turning surplus fruit and vegetables into delicious products such as jam, syrup, chutneys & sauces

Location: Austria
Submitter: Unverschwendet


Providing clean and affordable electricity at a price point that every African can afford

Location: Nigeria
Submitter: Reeddi Technologies Limited

Eco Wave Power - Harnessing Clean Electricity from Waves

An innovative technology for generation of clean electricity from ocean and sea waves

Location: Israel, Portugal, United States
Submitter: Eco Wave Power

Ecopost, Sustainable Living

Stopping plastic leakage into the environment to drive circular economy and support marginalized communities in Kenya

Location: Kenya
Submitter: Ecopost, Sustainable Living

Kern Tec

Upcycling fruit pits to food ingredients for alternative dairy application

Location: Austria
Submitter: Kern Tec

BIGBAG - washing instead of buying new

Safe - sustainable - efficient

Location: Germany
Submitter: BIGBAG Waschen


Reforestation to restore ecosystems, improve livelihoods, and act against climate change

Location: Nicaragua
Submitter: Aprodein


Automating the clean energy procurement process for companies

Location: United States
Submitter: SolBid

Saving furniture and the planet with Rheaply

Building the circular economy while diverting furniture, fixtures, and equipment waste from the landfill

Location: United States
Submitter: Rheaply

Die Pflanzerei

Gustl - the plant-based Leverkas

Location: Austria
Submitter: Die Pflanzerei

Polar Night Energy's Sand Battery

Sand battery stores renewable energy and produces clean heat

Location: Finland
Submitter: Polar Night Energy

Austrian Green Planet Building®

Worldwide sustainable building "Made in Austria"

Location: Austria,
Submitter: pulswerk GmbH

Circular Solutions in Construction

Innovative recycling and reuse in the construction industry

Location: Austria
Submitter: Holcim Österreich

Gotland's Ugliest Lawn

Brown is the new green!

Location: Sweden
Submitter: Region Gotland

Climate Change Center

Addressing the climate crisis by promoting green cities

Location: Poland
Submitter: Climate Change Center - Centrum Zmian Klimatu

ecop Rotation Heat Pump

An innovative "Rotation Heat Pump" for industrial use with a novel, multi-patented technology

Location: Austria
Submitter: ecop Technologies GmbH


The mobile, emission-free generator

Location: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Submitter: TEST-FUCHS GmbH

Status improvement of Klátovské rameno wetland

Restoration of degraded wetland ecosystems

Location: Slovakia
Submitter: NGO Zelené dedičstvo - Zöld örökség (Green Legacy)

REEDuce - Noise Protection Technologies

Ecological noise barriers made of reed, thermally treated wood, and clay

Location: Austria
Submitter: REEDuce - Noise Protection Technologies

LISA Tulln

On-demand and Green Mobility

Location: Austria
Submitter: Federal Government of Lower Austria and the City of Tulln

3D Concrete Printing

Bringing the digital revolution to the construction industry for more sustainable and affordable infrastructure

Location: Austria, Malawi
Submitter: Holcim Austria

Recycling Center Retznei

Recycling construction waste to close the loop on circular building

Location: Austria
Submitter: Holcim Austria

The House of Digitalization

The contact point for digitalization in Lower Austria

Location: Austria
Submitter: ecoplus Digital GmbH


Lower Austria's platform for climate action

Location: Austria
Submitter: NÖ Energie- und Umweltagentur GmbH (eNu)

Green Sentinel

From waste to recyclables with the RSR process

Location: Austria
Submitter: Green Sentinel GmbH - Urban Cycling Academy

Association to support safety and speed in urban cycling

Location: Austria


Growing on Intelligence

Location: Austria
Submitter: PhytonIQ GmbH

We got the power

City of Vienna Waste Management launches Austria’s first fully electric-powered waste collection vehicle

Location: Austria
Submitter: Waste Management Department (MA 48), Vienna


The world's first animal-free, dairy whey protein

Location: United States
Submitter: California Performance Co.

Rebel Meat

The meat rebelution - less meat but a higher quality

Location: Austria
Submitter: Rebel Meat GmbH

Green SPA Resort Stanglwirt

The Only Organic Farm with an Integrated Luxury Resort

Location: Austria
Submitter: Stanglwirt GmbH

Energy!ahead Mobile App

A city guide to innovative energy projects in Vienna

Location: Austria
Submitter: City of Vienna, Municipal Department 20 - Energy Planning

IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof

New sustainable IKEA city store in Vienna

Location: Austria

Clean Air for African Cities, With the Help of AI

Development of an AI system in Africa that uses real-time data from low-cost, dynamic sensors to predict local pollution levels

Location: Uganda

Paris-Vorderwald model region

Vorderwald households strived to meet the Paris climate goals

Location: Austria
Submitter: Klima- und Energiefonds

endlos fesch

The Vienna fashion library

Location: Austria
Submitter: Karissima GmbH

Bleed X Zanier Outdoor Glove

A multifunctional outdoor glove closing the loop nearly 100%.

Location: Austria, Germany
Submitter: ZANIER Sport GmbH SOHO 2.0

Space Climate Observatory

Satellite-based Earth-observation to monitor climate change

Submitter: UNOOSA

Cradle to Cradle

Accelerating educational and networking activities

Location: Austria
Submitter: C2C NGO


Ethical swimwear collection for all who love design, water, and our planet!

Location: Germany
Submitter: MYMARINI GmbH

Mountain Hazelnuts

A social enterprise producing premium quality hazelnuts

Location: Bhutan
Submitter: Mountain Hazelnuts

Products from aquatic plants

Biorefinery concept utilizing rapidly growing macrophytes in urban areas

Location: Austria
Submitter: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Air pollution, the silent killer

Official cause of death for the first time in UK

Location: United Kingdom
Submitter: Ella Roberta Family Foundation


Handmade accessories out of organic cactus leather

Location: Mexico, United States
Submitter: CACTO LLC

Infinite One

The vegan modular sports shoe

Location: Germany
Submitter: Infinite Running GmbH


Organic hydrogel for plants

Location: Austria
Submitter: Green Legacy GmbH

Sion – the Car That Charges Itself

An intelligent, resource-saving and affordable mobility concept

Location: Germany
Submitter: Sono Motors


Smart, self-sustainable and mobile fully equipped micro-home

Location: Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan, Slovakia, Switzerland, United States
Submitter: Ecocapsule Ltd.

Go E-travel & Do Good

Virtual meetings with Indonesian families to install lifesaving sanitation and running water

Location: Indonesia
Submitter: LooLa Adventure Group Pte Ltd


The photovoltaic system for the balcony

Location: Austria
Submitter: EET - Efficient Energy Technology GmbH


Individual clothing handmade in Austria

Location: Austria
Submitter: Ompura GmbH

Greenwell Energy

Recycling and reusing old oil wells for geothermal energy

Location: Austria
Submitter: Greenwell Energy

Too Good To Go (Austria)

The world's largest app against food waste

Location: Austria
Submitter: Too Good To Go (Austria)

Strohboid Pavilions

Ultralightweight design follows the force of gravity and the natural flexibility of wood

Location: Austria
Submitter: Strohboid

Impossible Foods “Social Good” Program

Addressing the life-threatening hunger crisis in the United States.

Location: United States
Submitter: Impossible Foods

Zero Foodprint

Mobilizing the Food World Around Climate Solutions

Location: United States, Denmark, Hong Kong SAR China
Submitter: Zero Foodprint, US

Forest of the future - growing to cope with climate change

Transforming forests into climate-friendly, species-rich mixed forests by 2100

Location: Austria
Submitter: Austrian Federal Forests

Smarter Together Vienna

Smart and Inclusive Solutions for a Better Life in Urban Districts. A Horizon 2020 project together with Munich and Lyon

Location: Austria
Submitter: City of Vienna (Dpt. Technical Urban Renewal)

Urban Pioneers Community

Community P2P blockchain project for optimized usage and virtual trading of selfproduced photovoltaics energy

Location: Austria
Submitter: Wien Energie GmbH

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba

Excelling Beyond Carbon Neutrality

Location: Aruba
Submitter: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort


Sustainable housing project with decentralized water recycling

Location: Netherlands
Submitter: Hydraloop Systems


Cleaning rivers by upcycling floral waste

Location: India

Ecoalf - Upcycling the Oceans

Transforming marine debris into top quality yarn

Location: Greece, Italy, Spain, Thailand
Submitter: Ecoalf Recycled Fabrics, S.A.


Resource recovery program for regenerative, local agriculture and climate protection

Location: United States
Submitter: Recology, San Francisco's resource recovery company

Umweltcenter of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen

Green Banking made in Austria

Location: Austria
Submitter: Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen eGen


Ecological, patented raw material for the retail, paper and packaging industry

Location: Germany
Submitter: creapaper GmbH, Germany

The Great Bubble Barrier

A smart solution to plastic pollution in rivers

Location: Netherlands
Submitter: The Great Bubble Barrier

Österreich radelt

Collecting bike-kilometers to save the environment and win prices

Location: Austria
Submitter: Die Radvokaten Wien

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Sustainable finance incubator that drives billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy

Submitter: Climate Policy Initiative

ÖBB Nightjets

Pioneer in Europe with more comfort and privacy

Location: Austria
Submitter: ÖBB - Personenverkehr AG, Österreich

City of Cyclists

World's most bike-friendly city

Location: Denmark
Submitter: Source: The City of Copenhagen, VisitDenmark

VIFFFFs- Food4Health

Regional, sustainable food production systems for people with special health needs

Location: Austria
Submitter: VIFFFF, Austria

Integrated Risk Management Programme

Improving food security in the context of increasing climate variability

Location: Malawi
Submitter: World Food Programme (WFP)


The vision of a European superfast train network

Location: Austria
Submitter: Verein zur Erhaltung des Guten Tons

Schools Against Air Pollution

A cooperation across school types and cities to promote self-organized learning and environmental action

Location: Austria
Submitter: Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Compuritas – Sustainable IT

Refurbished IT solutions for schools

Location: Austria
Submitter: Compuritas GmbH

Sustainable Housing

Affordable housing - in climate-friendly and energy-efficient buildings

Location: Austria
Submitter: HALLMANN HOLDING International Investment GmbH

Niko Ketskhoveli Prize

A school competition raising young people’s awareness on forest ecosystems and spurring environmental activism

Location: Georgia
Submitter: Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)

Zero Carbon Resorts

Towards sustainable development of the tourism sector in the Philippines and Thailand

Location: Philippines, Thailand
Submitter: Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT)

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund

Catalyzing private capital for sustainable land management and restoration projects

Location: Bhutan, Peru
Submitter: Mirova Asset Management

Community-based Sustainable Forest Management

Re-cultivation of community forests, know-how transfer and improved vocational education

Location: Albania
Submitter: Lenzing AG

Scientifically Optimized Cooking Stoves

Taking pressure from forests by substituting charcoal with agricultural residues

Location: Uganda
Submitter: proPellets Austria

Rio Negro Partnership

Political, financial and in-kind support for indigenous peoples protecting the rain forest

Location: Brazil
Submitter: Klimabündnis Österreich

Bamboo Sports Hall at Panyaden International School

Promoting forest- and climate-friendly architecture by combining traditional construction materials with contemporary design and engineering

Location: Thailand
Submitter: Chiangmai Life Architects & Construction


Shoe fashion made from natural, tree-based materials

Location: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Uganda
Submitter: Umòja Shoes


Nature-based solutions and circular economy business models enabling land rehabilitation

Location: Greece
Submitter: alchemia-nova GmbH


The search engine that plants trees

Location: Madagascar
Submitter: Ecosia GmbH

WWF-Mondi Water Stewardship Partnership

Responsibly managed forestry plantations contributing to wetland conservation

Location: South Africa
Submitter: WWF - New Generation Plantations

Coffee for Future

Fair-trade coffee from small-scale organic producers contributing to forest and climate protection

Location: Mexico, Uganda
Submitter: EZA Fairer Handel GmbH


Private nature reserves contributing to the public cause by conserving, protecting and restoring their local environments

Location: Nicaragua
Submitter: Cámara de Conservación Ecológica de Nicaragua (Cámara Red-RSP)

Reforestation of the Ethiopian Highlands

Science-based pilot project to establish both species-diverse habitats and sustainable income sources

Location: Ethiopia
Submitter: University of Natural Resources Vienna (BOKU) - Institute of Forest Ecology


Integrating and perceiving climate protection and sustainability as a matter of course in the school environment

Location: Austria
Submitter: CCCA - Climate Change Centre Austria

Firewood Assessment of Georgia’s Forests

Enabling forestry reforms through data generation and awareness raising

Location: Georgia
Submitter: Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)

SPIRULIX – Algae Made in Austria

Healthy supplier of nutrients & sustainable food production

Location: Austria
Submitter: ROHKRAFT green GmbH


Providing affordable, safe drinking water to rural communities

Location: Gambia
Submitter: BWT – Best Water Technology

Rainforest Connection

Re-using old cellphones as monitoring devices to stop illegal logging

Location: Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Philippines, South Africa
Submitter: Rainforest Connection

SIMA Fund for Off-grid Solar Power Solutions

Improving energy access in remote areas through financing for SMEs and microfinance institutions

Submitter: Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB)

For Forest – The Voice for Trees

Attracting attention and creating solutions to challenge the climate crisis

Location: Austria
Submitter: For Forest Forever GmbH

Chemical Leasing – Sustainable Use of Chemicals

A triple win business model where tonnage follows function

Location: Austria, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland
Submitter: Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)

Mayors for Climate: Carbon Neutral 2050

Subnational initiative of the CC35, chaired by the Mayor of Santiago

Location: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela
Submitter: Ciudades Capitales de las Américas frente al Cambio Climático (CC35)

Braking Energy Recuperation for Subway Stations

Increasing energy efficiency in Vienna’s public transport system

Location: Austria
Submitter: Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG


An opportunity for cities and citizens to co-create local ideas to shared climate challenges

Submitter: EIT Climate-KIC


Crowdinvesting platform for CO2 mitigation and adaption projects in developing countries

Location: Austria
Submitter: crowd4projects GmbH

ESG-linked Syndicated Credit Facilities

Loans that become cheaper the more sustainable the borrower performs

Location: Austria
Submitter: ING Austria

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

UN-backed initiative to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050

Submitter: Allianz SE

Climate Culture Pavilion

An installation that presents a future model for cooling urban spaces

Location: Austria
Submitter: Breathe Earth Collective

Climate and Energy Model Regions

An Austrian blueprint for a successful bottom-up approach in the field of climate change and energy

Location: Austria
Submitter: Climate and Energy Fund

“Energy Licence”

Additional qualification for young people in the field of energy saving and climate action

Location: Austria
Submitter: die umweltberatung

Energy Consultations for Households at Risk of Poverty

An initiative of the City of Vienna that is unique in Europe

Location: Austria
Submitter: City of Vienna

Drinking Water Power Plants

Vienna uses its spring water for environmentally save energy generation

Location: Austria
Submitter: City of Vienna


Travel agency for climate-friendly long-distance journeys

Location: Austria
Submitter: Traivelling e.U.

The Human Face of Climate Change

A series of environmental portraits from around the world

Location: Switzerland
Submitter: Braschler/Fischer

Cool Earth

Working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation

Location: Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo - Kinshasa, Ecuador, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Peru
Submitter: Cool Earth

Custom-made Energy Storage

Enabling a company's energy transition by combining façade-integrated photovoltaics with a VARTA battery storage

Location: Germany
Submitter: VARTA Storage GmbH

Acticell Laser Booster

Environmentally friendly bleaching of jeans by boosting laser power

Location: Austria
Submitter: Acticell GmbH

Sustainable House Refurbishment

Eco-efficient materials and renewable energy solutions

Location: Austria
Submitter: Private project by Bernhard Scharinger

ERDBÄR #Worldchanger

Sustainable fashion brand with a mission

Location: Austria
Submitter: Worldchanger GmbH & CoKG

Stop Land Use Campaign

“Soilless makes breadless, futureless, unemployed...”

Location: Austria
Submitter: Österreichische Hagelversicherung VVaG

Water Supply with Saltwater Batteries

Eco-friendly photovoltaics and saltwater batteries power the drinking water pumps for two villages in Togo

Location: Togo
Submitter: BlueSky Energy GmbH

Vertical Forest

The first prototype of building entirely covered with plants

Location: Italy
Submitter: Stefano Boeri Architetti


Social Urban Mining: fair jobs in a Circular Economy

Location: Austria
Submitter: RepaNet – Re-use- and Repair Network Austria

Augmentation of Mahiyanganaya Water Supply Project

Design and construction of a water treatment plant

Location: Sri Lanka
Submitter: MUT Maschinen-Umwelttechnik-Transportanlagen GmbH


Insects – Sustainable and future oriented protein source

Location: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Netherlands
Submitter: ZIRP Insects GmbH

Murau World of Wood Energy Camp

A conference format for people from business, politics and youth

Location: Austria
Submitter: Climate and Energy Model Region Holzwelt Murau


Austria's largest governmental climate initiative

Location: Austria
Submitter: Management of klimaaktiv

Atmove – Biomethane Mobility for Brazil

Innovation for small and medium farmers using residuals from agriculture as fuel and fertilizer

Location: Brazil
Submitter: Spirit Design GmbH

Sustainable Coffee from Agro-ecological Fincas

Hand-picked and sun-dried coffee beans directly purchased at fair prices from individual fincas, roasted and packed in Colombia

Location: Colombia
Submitter: Private project "nulldiebohne" by Natalie Weiß

WADI – Sustainable Water Disinfection

A climate project to provide safe water access and reduce CO2 emissions

Location: Bangladesh
Submitter: HELIOZ GmbH

Brigantes – Sail-powered Shipping

Restauration of a historic tall ship to be used for low-emission transportation of organic products

Location: Austria, Italy
Submitter: Sail-powered Shipping GmbH

The Green Lung of Uganda

A holistic reforestation project with the purpose of enhancing the resilience of forest adjacent communities

Location: Uganda
Submitter: Jane Goodall Institute

The “Vienna Model”: 365 Days of Unlimited Public Mobility

Increasing the use of public transport by introducing an attractive pricing model

Location: Austria
Submitter: City of Vienna

1 Million Solar Roofs Initiative

A California clean energy milestone

Location: United States
Submitter: USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy


A clean successor to fossil fuels

Location: Ethiopia, Kenya
Submitter: NextFuel AB

Demo Composting Plant Oran

Combining zero waste with energy efficiency and capacity building

Location: Algeria
Submitter: R20 Regions of Climate Action

Waste-to-energy Hybrid Facility

A private sector contribution to sustainable solid waste management

Location: Philippines
Submitter: IUT GmbH - Innovation. Umwelt. Technologie

Intermediated Loans by the Development Bank of Austria

OeEB provides climate finance to financial intermediaries

Location: Georgia
Submitter: Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB)

Mumbai Solid Waste Treatment Plant

Waste management and new solutions for the Indian metropolis

Location: India
Submitter: Compost Systems GmbH

Virunga Mountain Gorilla Project

Improving living conditions and habits through efficient cooking stoves

Location: Rwanda
Submitter: Likano Project Development GmbH

Jugend Eine Welt Solar Program

Solar skills and environmental education for young people in Ethiopia and Uganda

Location: Ethiopia, Uganda
Submitter: Jugend Eine Welt - Don Bosco Aktion Österreich

Sustainability Package for Households

A holistic project to improve life quality of the rural population

Location: Ethiopia
Submitter: Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG

Mwenga Hydro & Rural Electrification

An integrated, renewable energy infrastructure project to supply rural households and businesses

Location: Tanzania
Submitter: Rift Valley Energy Ltd

Swimsol Solar Islands

The world's first sea floating solar system, designed for tropical islands and coastal regions

Location: Maldives
Submitter: Swimsol GmbH

Solar Cooling and Hot Water for Nicaragua's Largest Hospital

A lighthouse project for the promotion of solar cooling in Central America

Location: Nicaragua
Submitter: S.O.L.I.D. Gesellschaft für Solarinstallationen und Design mbH

Upgrading Municipal Water Infrastructure in South Africa

Promoting market-based deployment of clean energy technology solutions in municipal waterworks

Location: South Africa
Submitter: REEEP/UNIDO

Quinto Centenario Cycle Avenue

Supporting the mobility transformation in Bogotá

Location: Colombia
Submitter: C40 Cities Finance Facility

BOKU Carbon Fund

Combining carbon compensation with academic teaching and research

Location: Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda
Submitter: University of Natural Resources Vienna (BOKU)

Integral Energy Systems for Off-grid Households

A locally produced, innovative energy system, combining biomass, photovoltaics and "smart" technology

Location: Cambodia, Lesotho, Uganda
Submitter: African Clean Energy


A mobile plug & play solar power plant and energy storage for remote, off-grid areas

Location: Mali, Niger
Submitter: Africa GreenTec AG

Protecting Tajikistan’s Hydropower from Climate Risks

An innovative approach to incorporate climate change considerations into critical infrastructure investments

Location: Tajikistan
Submitter: Green Climate Fund