About the R20 Austria Conference 2014
R20 - Regions of Climate Action hosted the conference at the Hofburg in Vienna. Together with Mr. Andrä Rupprechter, the Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water Management (BMLFUW), and the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, this conference focused on practical and inspiring subnational bottom-up actions from around the globe, to build strong sustainable economies and make clean and local sources of energy available.
The conference also provided a framework for a Ministerial Meeting of the Central European Initiative. Moreover this event mobilized over 350 representatives of regions, cities, businesses, investors and experts on politics, renewable energy, climate change and green business. The conference's goal was achieved to position Austria as a leading country and hub for worldwide regional best-practice projects in the fields of climate protection and renewable energy.