• Growth in Transition

    Just now – in the light of the current financial and economic crisis and intensive efforts for achieving economic growth – the question emerges which kind of growth we want for the future and which goals are targeted with it.

    The project “Growth in Transition” intends to trigger a dialogue among institutions and people about how we can shape this transformation process towards sustainability. It also aims at contributing to current EU and international processes and at informing the Austrian public about them (e.g. the EU initiative “Beyond GDP”).

    3rd International Conference - Growth in Transition 2016

    Conference How constraints make us grow, society in transition, 22. - 24. February 2016, Vienna


Vienna, February 2016 – Conference Announcement: How Constraints Make Us Grow – Society in Transition


The Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment together with more than 20 partner organisations is going to prearrange the conference “How Constraints Make Us Grow – A Society in Transition”. The conference is scheduled to take place from the 22nd until the 24th of February 2016 in Vienna.

OECD Regional Well-Being: Austrian regions amongst the top OECD regions in several concerns

OECD Regional Well Being

How is the job situation in Vienna? How well educated is Styria? And what about the life satisfaction in Vorarlberg? Explore the map to find out how life is across OECD regions on the new OECD Regional Well-Being website.

REN21: 2015 was record breaking year for renewable energy


2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) added. Modern renewable heat capacity also continued to rise, and renewables use expanded in the transport sector. Distributed renewable energy is advancing rapidly to close the gap between the energy haves- and have-nots. These results were driven by several factors.

Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson at the 36th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures

berry and jackson

On Saturday October 22nd at 7:00 pm, award winning author Wendell Berry and The Land Institute’s co-founder Wes Jackson will share the stage at the historic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in the heart of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. They will hold a conversation about the 50-Year Farm Bill, their work, and their long friendship and collaboration in support of rural communities.

  • Events

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    Next steps for a sustainable European future - Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs

    8 July 2016 9 July 2016 10 July 2016
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    International klimaaktiv mobil Conference"Decarbonisation - Zero emission mobility starts now!"

    14 July 2016

    International klimaaktiv mobil Conference"Decarbonisation - Zero emission mobility starts now!"

    15 July 2016

    International klimaaktiv mobil Conference"Decarbonisation - Zero emission mobility starts now!"

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  • Newsletter

    The „Growth in Transition“-Newsletter delivers recent informations about growth, prosperity and quality of life. Please be aware, that the Newsletter is in german language.
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  • An Initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management