Press release | 22.04.2021

Climate Alliance honours local climate action projects from across Europe

16 municipalities receive Climate Star Award

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 22 April 2021. Today Climate Alliance bestowed the Climate Star award upon 16 cities and towns from seven countries for their outstanding success stories of local climate action during a digital award ceremo-ny. This year’s winning projects come from Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Romania, Switzerland and Hungary. Each exemplifies the motto of this year’s competition: “We are change – success stories in local climate action”.

“The winning projects from across Europe highlight just how active and creative cities and towns are in their local climate protection efforts and what the local level is capable of. We congratulate all the Climate Star winners and wish both them and each of us continued success in local climate action”, commented Thomas Brose, Executive Director of Climate Alliance European Secretariat.

The winning projects convinced the international jury with a wide range of ideas: Ambitious climate and energy plans, a self-sufficient energy supply, attention-grabbing competitions for more sustainability in everyday life, innovative ideas for involving citizens in local climate action and creative approaches on how to save resources and reuse products. While the initiatives awarded were diverse, each Climate Star winner exemplified ambitious goals in support of heightened local climate action.


Helena Daum, Climate Alliance
T. +49 69 7171 39 -0

For over 30 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With more than 1,800 members spread across 27 European countries, Climate Alliance is the world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets: each member city, town and district has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent every five years. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.