Projektgruppen: Information in English

Information in English

Stiefingtal - a showcase region is getting climate - ready

The communities of Stiefingtal have been successfully adapting to the man-made climate crisis for several years. The common goal is to protect themselves from the damage and learn to cope with it.

Since 2018, the Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian Federal Government has been supporting protective measures in the Stiefing Valley to protect against and deal with the damage caused by the climate crisis.

Stiefingtal is a KLAR! Region - a climate change adaptation model region. The region set a wide variety of activities in recent years. The project will be continued until 2023. The Stiefingtal developed a tailor-made adaptation concept. Eleven concrete measures are being implemented:

- Erosion protection on agricultural land

- Climate friendly buildings

- Preservation of species diversity, genetic diversity and habitat diversity for animals and plants

- Minimization of pests as well as the immigration of new species, which displace plants and animals typical for the site.

- Tree and bush planting actions

- Urban sprawl and its impacts in the climate crisis

- Water supply

- Tourism and local recreation in climate change

- Projects in kindergartens and schools- 

- Climate change and health

- Black-out prevention

The planned activities are diverse and range from show testing fields to excursions, lecture evenings and regulars' tables.

„We are the first generation to feel climate change first hand and possibly the last generation that can really do something about it.“, says Ing. Mag. Wolfgang Neubauer, chairman of KLAR! Stiefingtal.

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Ideas - workshop

New ideas for climate change adaptation were developed by the participants of the ideas workshop. Citizens from all municipalities in the Stiefing Valley worked together to develop measures for three major thematic blocks. The best ideas are to be implemented in the coming years.

1. Water management

2. Climate change-adapted municipalities / climate change-adapted infrastructure / climate change-adapted construction

3. Garden, Plant, Forest & Field



A few examples what Stiefingtal has done so far to adapt to climate change:



Climate change-adapted school with open-air classroom



Tree and shrub planting campaigns



Setting of shade trees



Creation of bee meadows



Setting a phenological hedge



Groundbreaking ceremony for the first climate change-adapted apartment building



Dialogue on climate change-adapted building



Neophyte walking days with the kindergartens and schools



Lecture evenings on the topic of blackout



Agricultural trial fields for the prevention of soil erosion



Flower meadows and snack gardens for the population



Joint sandbag shopping campaign



Summary.pdf