EUSEW Call for applications for Sessions and Awards Competition

Green Economy

EU Sustainable Energy Week is back for the 12th year running. It’s taking place 19-25 June 2017 in Brussels, and is supported by a series of side events across Europe throughout May and June.

Resource Conference Vienna: “Prosperity without Growth of Natural Resource Use”


Industrialized countries and regions achieved their high level of wealth to a large extent based on resource intensive consumption and production patterns. This development cannot be applied to other world regions without risking ecological collapse.

Paris agreement: Parliament approves EU ratification


The European Parliament gave its approval to the final agreement reached at last year’s climate change conference in Paris – the first-ever universal and legally binding global climate deal. The EU’s ratification of the Paris agreement enabled it to enter into force, by fulfilling the second criterion of covering at least 55% of global emissions.

“WWWforEurope – Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe” completed successfully


The goal of the EU project was to design a new strategy for Europe, to make it more dynamic, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. After four years of work by researchers from 34 research institutions, WWWforEurope has concluded its research in March 2016.

European Forum Alpbach: Review

The European Forum Alpbach 2016 allowed explorers from the fields of science, business, politics, arts and civil society to find inspiration through dialogue. Armed with sound knowledge, convincing arguments and a great deal of passion, they are on the trail of a “New Enlightenment” and seizing on the unfamiliar in word and thought.

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.

Vienna Biennale 2015

11.6.-4.10.2015, Vienna/ The Vienna Biennale 2015 will take place from 11 June through 4 October, 2015. It is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture, with the aim of generating creative ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world. Its category-spanning, interdisciplinary approach and combination of artistic ambition and the creative economy open up new perspectives on central topics of our time and thus promote positive change in our society.

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.