Press release | 22.05.2017

The 2018 Climate Star competition – Diversity in local climate action

Climate Alliance seeks Europe’s best local climate action projects

Basel already has it, The Hague and Ghent as well. Now, for the eighth time, the European city network Climate Alliance will award the best climate action projects in Europe. Under the motto “Diversity in local climate action”, cities and towns can apply with their initiatives on topics ranging from energy and mobility to sustainable food and green procurement through to climate justice and climate change adaptation. The some 1,700 Climate Alliance municipalities from 26 countries and municipal networks are eligible to participate in this edition of the competition via the submission of an ongoing or completed project by 11 August 2017.

“The increasing number and variety of submitted projects for the Climate Star awards over the last years illustrates the great diversity of approaches to successful climate action. With the inclusion of climate justice, we are further expanding the focus from the local to the global dimension”, comments Thomas Brose, Director of Climate Alliance. A total of 15 Climate Stars will be assigned in four categories according to number of inhabitants. The winning local authorities will be honoured in Schloss Grafenegg next spring on invitation of the Federal State Government of Lower Austria.

“Especially in climate protection, it is important to compete with the best and to constantly get new ideas for one’s own work. This is exactly what the Climate Star does”, enthuses Dr. Stephan Pernkopf, Deputy Governor of Lower Austria and host of the award ceremony.

Climate Alliance invites all its members to participate in the Climate Star 2018 and wishes them much success.

Further information

Angela Hanisch, T. +49 69 717 139 -12, a.hanisch(at)