MISSION KS 30 - Mission Klagenfurt climate-neutral and smart until 2030

Updating the Smart City Strategy (SCS) of Klagenfurt to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 and adapting the indicators to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. Fulfilling the participation requirements for the urban mission of Horizon Europe "100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030".

Short Description


Completed (September 2022)

Starting point, contents and results

The Smart City Strategy of the Provincial Capital of Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee was adopted at the municipal council meeting of 27 November 2018. This is a "living paper" that is adapted annually and aims at the vision of a sustainable, social and emission-neutral development of the current and future citizens of the city of Klagenfurt.

Due to the call for proposals for the FIT4UrbanMission within the framework of the City of the Future (BMK) programme, the ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2030 was pursued in order to enable Austrian cities to apply for the EU Cities Mission "100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030" from the European Commission in the Horizon Europe programme. As Klagenfurt's Smart City Strategy (v. 6.0) at that time still considered climate neutrality by 2040 to be feasible, a fundamental reorientation and planning including a participatory process was necessary. The City of Klagenfurt faced these challenges within the framework of the present project: Mission KS 30 - Mission Klagenfurt: climate neutral and smart by 2030.

With the project Mission KS 30, adaptations and optimisations were carried out in the Smart City Strategy of the City of Klagenfurt in order to apply for participation in the EU Cities Mission for "100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030". In the course of the FFG funding project, a model for quantifying urban CO2 emissions, indicators based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an impact monitoring model were developed. Furthermore, the first youth foresight process in Austria was initiated in order to allow young people to participate in shaping the new version of the Smart City Strategy (V. 7.0) and to integrate their vision of a climate-neutral Klagenfurt by 2030. The project serves as a basis for Klagenfurt's application to the "EU Cities Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030", the Urban Transition Mission in the initiative of the global Covenant of Mayors "Mission Innovation" and subsequently the Austrian Pioneer Cities Programme.

Project Partners

Project management

IPAK GmbH – International Project Management Agency Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee GmbH

Project or cooperation partners

  • AIT – Austrian Institut of Technology GmbH
  • Umweltbundesamt

Contact Address

IPAK - International Project Management Agency
Neuer Platz 1
A-9020 Klagenfurt
Tel.: +43 (463) 537 4599
E-mail: Stefan.guggenberger@klagenfurt.at
Web: https://ipak-klagenfurt.at/