Lienzer Talboden - East Tyrol

The district of East Tyrol belongs to the federal province of Tyrol and is characterized by its geographically remote location from North Tyrol. The district capital Lienz can be reached by car from the provincial capital Innsbruck in about three hours, whereby one must either pass through the Felbertauern tunnel or detour via neighboring South Tyrol. In the past, the region Lienzer Talboden had to struggle with emigration. For this reason, measures for regional development are particularly important, also considering digitalization.

Main focus

Connectivity & Accessibility (connect people electronically and promote accessibility to Public Services)

Challenges addressed

Smart transition through real-time analysis of data collected from community buildings

Pilot solutions

Establish a Lorawan network with gateways and sensors to collect, store and visualize community data. The pilot solution will enable smart transition through real-time analysis of data collected from community buildings and enable cost-efficient work and provide a better basis for decision-makers.

KLAR! regions - Lower Austria

Lower Austria is a diverse region in Austria characterized by its rich landscapes, from the lush Danube River valleys to the rolling hills of the Weinviertel wine region and the picturesque Wachau Valley. The region faces challenges such as preserving its historic sites and natural beauty in the face of urbanization and modern development. The Vienna Woods provides a haven of greenery and recreational opportunities near the capital city of Vienna. Agriculture and viticulture thrive in the fertile plains, while sustainable land use practices are crucial to maintain a harmonious balance between economic growth and environmental preservation. The Lower Austrian Alps offer breathtaking mountain vistas and outdoor adventure, presenting both opportunities and challenges for responsible tourism and conservation.

Main focus

Green infrastructure (developing ecological connectivity).

Challenges addressed

  • Heatwaves;
  • Heavy rainfall;
  • Ensuring water supply;
  • Making forests climate-resilient.

Pilot solutions

The TA is already heavily affected by the consequences of climate change. In addition to further promoting climate protection measures, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they must learn to cope with changing climatic conditions. This will be achieved through:

a) Strengthening the KLAR! Network, through regular meetings providing a platform for sharing experiences and receiving inputs from speakers on current topics. A newsletter will inform KLAR! managers about current issues, possibilities, and events; 

b) Videos: “What is Climate Change Adaptation?” – introductory explainer videos will be created to provide the target audience with a clear understanding of climate change adaptation in Lower Austria, using various examples such as erosion, soil conservation, multi-use hedgerows, etc.,

c) Best Practice Examples, to showcase successful climate change adaptation initiatives in Lower Austria, encompassing a wide range of areas and aspects of climate change adaptation (e.g., decoupling, stream restoration, multi-use hedgerows, biodiversity promotion, etc.).; 

d) Project Implementation – Climate-Fit action guides present successful climate adaptation project implementations in KLAR! regions. Step-by-step instructions and relevant contact points are provided to motivate other municipalities, regions, or individuals to undertake similar projects and facilitate project initiation. Climate-Fit action guides can also be considered as brochures and cover topics such as soil decoupling, stream restoration, biodiversity and multi-use area promotion, stream shading, greening, retention basins, etc.; 

e) Expansion of Climate Change Adaptation Content – review and collection of texts from existing eNu websites and consolidation into the Climate-Fit web content. Numerous existing contents will be combined on a single channel to make them easily accessible to our test areas.