CAA is a branch of the supranational Climate Alliance founded in 1990 in Frankfurt. Climate Alliance is the largest climate protection network in Austria. Municipalities, schools, and businesses build a partnership with indigenous organizations in the Amazon. Climate Alliance Austria comprises seven regional branch offices and attends to cities, municipalities, schools, nursery schools and enterprises across the country. The main focus lies on information and awareness raising projects and activities to promote knowledge on climate issues and sustainable development and hereby generating public and stakeholder support regarding climate protection, equality and mitigation. The organization´s working methods are characterized by target-group specific communication, stakeholder-engagement, education and dissemination of best practice on a local, regional and national level. The main goals are the reduction of climate-damaging emissions and the protection of the rainforest. In April 2019 CAA’s network covers 985 cities/municipalities, 1196 businesses, and 597 educational establishments.
As such, CAA brings into this project: The initiative for this project, concrete experience with solar thermal school projects, combined with the experience of hundreds of projects at municipal level in cooperation with schools in the context of environmental education, and a broad networking basis. Furthermore, CAA has participated in many European/international projects, in the co-ordinator as well as in the partner role.