Vienna in the Covenant of Mayors

German version

Vienna is a member of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative founded by the European Commission in 2008.

The signatories committed themselves to voluntarily increasing energy efficiency and the use of sustainable energy sources. The aim is to exceed the energy policy goals of the European Union in reducing CO2-emissions by 20 per cent until 2020. So far, about 4,500 local authorities, for example the cities of Paris, London, and Berlin have become members of the Covenant of Mayors.

View from Kahlenberg over Vienna

Global climate agreement

The Paris Agreement has been ratified by many countries, including Austria. It will enter into force in November 2016. The main contents are available for download in German and English. more

The mascots "Frau Schlau" and "Herr Gscheit"

"Climate Protection and Education" Report

Under the auspices of the Mayor of Vienna, Michael Häupl, the initiative of 2015 focused on providing citizens with know-how and information on the topic of climate protection. The report is now online. more

Helga Weisz standing on a podium

"Urbanisation and Sustainability"

"Urbanisation and sustainability" was the highly topical subject of a lecture and discussion at Vienna City Hall held by ecologist and cultural scientist Helga Weisz with environmental historian Gudrun Haidvogl. more

Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl greets the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo

Cities join forces against climate change

Representatives of some 30 European cities met in Paris to confirm their commitment to promoting climate mitigation. more

mascot named "Fairdl" with vegetables

Initiative "Climate-friendly shopping"

The Vienna Climate Protection Programme wants to contribute to reducing harmful greenhouse gases and has started the initiative climate-friendly shopping under the patronage of Mayor Michael Häupl. more

Stofftasche mit dem Aufdruck "Ich mach mit beim Klimaschutz und vermeide Plastiksackerl."

ÖkoKauf Wien

With its "ÖkoKauf Wien" project, the City of Vienna has developed an international role model in terms of sustainable public procurement. more

Illuminated Hochstrahlbrunnen on  Schwarzenbergplatz

Eco-friendly light

Modern LED lighting tech­nology has halved electricity con­sumption by the lighting system of Hoch­strahl­brunnen on Schwarzen­berg­platz. more

Boyd Cohen in the background the Vienna City Hall

Smart City

Inter­view with climate strategist Boyd Cohen, in­ventor of the Smart City index, which had Vienna as the smartest city world­wide. more

Bürgermeister Michael Häupl

Interview with Michael Häupl

In October 2012, Vienna joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative. The Covenant of Mayors Office interviewed Mayor Michael Häupl. more

Visualisierung einer modernen Wohnanlage

Case Study

When it comes to quality of life, Vienna always appears at the top of international rankings. The city's innovative housing policy contributes to achieving these results. more

Further information

Contact for this page:
Andrea S. Fellner (Executive Office for the Coordination of Climate Protection Measures)
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