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Vienna in the Covenant of Mayors
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.
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 programme aims to follow ecological criteria when buying goods, products and services in all areas of the City Administration. Experts have drawn up criteria catalogues for procurement procedures in several working groups. more
"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
"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
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
Modern LED lighting technology has halved electricity consumption by the lighting system of Hochstrahlbrunnen on Schwarzenbergplatz. more
Interview with climate strategist Boyd Cohen, inventor of the Smart City index, which had Vienna as the smartest city worldwide. more
Interview with Michael Häupl
In October 2012, Vienna joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative. The Covenant of Mayors Office interviewed Mayor Michael Häupl. more
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
Climate Protection Programme
In 1999, the City of Vienna created a particularly ambitious and committed environmental programme with its Climate Protection Programme (KLiP). more
Initiative "Climate Protection and Education"
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. more
Many of the publications of the City of Vienna's Climate Protection Programme are available in different languages. Programmes, folder, reports and videos give an overview of the activities in Vienna. more
Andrea S. Fellner (Executive Office for the Coordination of Climate Protection Measures)