2016 Climate Star

A culture of local climate action ‒ Mainstreaming good practice

In 2016 the Climate Star Gala will saw 15 victorious municipal projects honoured with Climate Star Awards for exemplary climate actions. As in past Climate Star competitions, numerous projects and initiatives were submitted for the seventh edition of the Climate Star, each demonstrating the commitment and strength of the local level in climate action and energy policy. In 2016 the Climate Star Awards Gala, on invitation of the Government of Lower Austria, took place within the framework of the International Climate Alliance Conference.

Press photos and further photos of the Climate Star Gala |
Short films
| Project descriptions (pdf) | Climate Star brochure (pdf)

Outstanding local projects

Up to 10,000 inhabitants

Municipality of Alsómocsolád (Hungary; 337 inhabitants)
Village of the Future.

Municipality of Krumbach (Austria; 2,250 inhabitants)
“local to global” actions for climate justice

Municipality of Krumpendorf (Austria; 2,850 inhabitants)
“live smart” Climate Ambassadors with energy saving tips for asylum seekers

Municipality of Ober-Grafendorf (Austria; 4,650 inhabitants)
Settlement street to eco street

Municipality of Sarentino (Italy; 7,000 inhabitants)
Wood power Sarentino

10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants

City of Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg; 33,900 inhabitants)
Den Escher Geméisguard

City of Filderstadt (Germany; 45,200 inhabitants)
E-E-S-mentors (ecology, energy and sustainability mentors) by immigrants for immigrants

Municipality of Götzis (Austria; 10,100 inhabitants)
“energy.conscious.götzis” citizens on the path to energy autarchy

City of Karposh (Macedonia; 59,900 inhabitants)
Reconstructed public facilities in Karposh

City of Pesaro (Italy; 94,700 inhabitants)
Public tender for heat services in existing buildings

Over 100,000 inhabitants

City of Basel (Switzerland; 167,400 inhabitants)
2000 watt tours / solar boat trip to the 2000 watt society

Associations of local authorities

Region Korneuburg (Austria; 19 municipalities with 74,900 inhabitants)
ISTmobile, the micro-public transport system in Lower Austria

Gossau - St.Gallen - Gaiserwald (Switzerland; 3 municipalities with 100,800 inhabitants)
Energy network GSG (Gossau - St.Gallen - Gaiserwald)

Network ALTBAUNEU (Germany; 20 cities and districts with 7,176,900 inhabitants)
ALTBAUNEU - an initiative of districts and cities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Future space Thayaland (Austria; 15 municipalities with 27,470 inhabitants)
"Electric mobility Thayaland" moved by solar power