Climate Star 2018 - Diversity in local climate action

In 2018, for the eigth time, Climate Alliance is calling on all towns, cities, districts and municipal networks in the Climate Alliance network to apply for a Climate Star. The motto for 2018 is "Diversity in Local Climate Action".

We invite you to submit your project or initiative for the Climate Star 2018. Your contribution illustrates an important part of the Climate Alliance vision. We want to make it clear that Europe can rely on strong local partners in Climate Alliance in the field of climate change and energy transition.

For the Climate Star you can submit ongoing or completed projects dealing with any of a wide variety of issues - from energy and mobility or food and sustainable procurement up to climate justice and climate change adaptation.

The application period is closed.

The award ceremony will be held on invitation of the Federal State of Lower Austria on 18 October 2018 and will take place, as in 2016, at Schloss Grafenegg.

Submissions at a glance

Who can submit?
Climate Alliance member municipalities and local authorities from across Europe as well as municipal networks.

What can be submitted?
Running or completed projects and initiatives on topics ranging from energy and mobility to sustainable food and green procurement up to climate justice and climate change adaptation.

How to submit?
Simply fill out the Climate Star submission application and send it in by 30 March 2018.

Who selects the winners?
A jury comprised of representatives of Climate Alliance National Coordination Offices in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland as well as representatives of the European Secretariat.

According to which criteria will projects be evaluated?
Sustainability, replication capacity, media impact, innovation, public involvement

How many projects will be awarded?
Fifteen winners representing projects and initiatives of Climate Alliance members from across Europe will receive a Climate Star with an eye to the number of Climate Alliance municipalities in each country.

What size categories are there?
The awards are given in four size categories according to the number of inhabitants.

  • Category 1: local authorities up to 10,000 inhabitants
  • Category 2: local authorities between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants
  • Category 3: local authorities with more than 100,000 inhabitants
  • Category 4: associations of local authorities

Application documents

in English: download | online form
in German: download | online form

Application for Austrian participants


Angela Hanisch
T. +49 69 717 139 -12