Excursion R20 Austria Conference

About Holzwelt Murau

The goal of Holzwelt Murau is to become the first energy-autonomous district in Austria by 2015. Thanks to persistently pursuing the goals the region has set itself for sustainable regional development on the way to a climate and energy model region, representative results and implementations can already be presented.

Furthermore, Murau has the highest amount of daily sunshine and is the most densley-wooded district in Styria. Alongside solar and wood, water and wind are highly significant ressources in the field of alternative and renewable energy. By increasing the regional biomass fraction and the associated reduction of the heating oil needs an immediate additional regional value of several million euros could be achieved.

Holzwelt Murau establishes itself as climate and energy model region and is on the best way to master the energy transition on its own. Over the years, the region, consisting of 34 communities, accomplished many milestones throughout the whole process.

The focus as Holzwelt (World of timber) offers the potential to use many synergies in the fields of energy and climate and to provide competence particularly because the region possesses solid and substantial fundaments concerning both thematic complexes to enable strong endogenous development.

About the Excursion

As part of the European Conference of Agricultural and Environmental Ministers and the R20 Austria Conference, “Holzwelt Murau” offers an excursion program to the Murau region from the 10th to the 11th of October 2014, presenting examples of best practice.

In the meantime, young people attend the Energy Camp Murau discussing the energy future of the region. Selected ideas and projects will be presented to the attendees of the R20 Austria conference with the possibility of debate.

Please find the complete program of the excursion here:

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