Climate and Energy Region
The ‘Climate and Energy Region’ is an integrated awareness raising campaign on climate change, addressed to children, young people, adults, businesses and communities.
Despite the prominence of climate change at policy level, the topic is maybe not the number one priority in the everyday life of local communities and most individual citizens. In view of the urgency of the issue, it is therefore particularly important to raise awareness about climate change mitigation within the wider rural community.
The ‘Climate and Energy Region’ project combines intensive environmental education and awareness raising. It addresses citizens from different social classes offering them possibilities for a climate-friendly lifestyle. The information events and consultation that are offered promote renewable energy systems and solutions to save energy. Furthermore, the project offers to companies, municipal offices, etc. innovative solutions concerning mobility management, sustainable procurement and the use of renewable energy.
Raising awareness is key in order to make a gradual shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle by individuals, businesses and communities. This includes, for example, reducing waste, saving energy, avoiding plastic products, using bicycles or public transport.
The project serves, among other things, as a coordination and networking centre. Municipalities are being connected with each other to exchange experiences on climate protection actions and implement cross-community projects.
The events organised also promote networking of private individuals and companies already active in climate issues. This generates new ideas and reignites their motivation for climate protection.