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Climate action campaign for low-income households (LIFE DoppelPlus)

Description:

The LIFE DoppelPlus project aims to steer the behaviour of low-income households in Tyrol (Austria), which are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, towards climate protection, and by doing so to raise living standards and reduce energy bills.

Specific project actions include:

  • Providing climate protection starter kits to low income families. The kits contain energy-saving  tools (e.g. LED lamp, multiple plug connector) and emissions- reducing  tools (e.g. bike repair kit);
  • Providing free advice to low income households at home about energy saving options easily implementable (electricity, hot water, heating), encouraging the use of public transport and consumption/purchasing/nutrition; and
  • Communicating special offers, events and sponsorships provided by electric utilities, transport companies and public bodies.

The project estimates that the successful implementation of the its initiatives could reduce energy use by a about  total of 1.1cGWh per year and curb 358512 tonnes CO2 per year.

Project information

Lead

The Climate Alliance Tirol (KBT, Klimabündnis Tirol)

Partners

ALPS – ZENTRUM FUER NATURGEFAHREN- UND RISIKOMANAGEMENT GMBH,

Austria Caritas der Diözese Innsbruck,

Austria komm!unity - Verein zur Förderung der Jugend-, Integrations- und Gemeinwesenarbeit,

Austria Energie Tirol, Austria

Source of funding

European Commission LIFE program (LIFE15 GIC/AT/000092)

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jul 17 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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