Living up to its motto of being a model city in environmental terms, the City of Vienna has established an environmental management system. The programme aims for the City of Vienna to be even more environmentally friendly in the fields of energy consumption, waste anagement, procurement and more. So far all of the 70 municipal departments have participated in the programme.
A core team is in charge of both realising certain eco-measures covering the entire city administration and assisting the different municipal departments in autonomously implementing environmental management in their respective field. Every year a designated PUMA staff member from each municipal department draws up an environmental programme (on the basis of a draft by the core team) for the department, including specific goals and measures. Thus, a whole range of eco-measures have been developed at the same time in all participating departments and additionally the single departments have been realising specific measures drawn on the basis of the core activities.
Aside from supporting the municipal departments, the core team also runs a PUMA intranet site with target-group specific advice. The intranet site is used for information and PR work. Regular information events help to spread the news about innovative technologies and other developments and facilitate the network communication.
So far environmental awareness in the City of Vienna has been raised remarkably and many positive results have been obtained. The most successful innovation achieved by PUMA is the new and efficient organisational structure for the implementation of ecological measures and the fact that the whole city administration takes part in continuously reinforcing ecological improvements.
|Award category:||going green|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
|Type of activity:|
|Keywords:||Eco-management, city administration, energy efficiency, renewables, waste prevention, mobility|
|Short English description:||The programme aims for the City of Vienna to be even more environmentally friendly in the fields of energy consumption, waste management, procurement and more.|
|Organisation:||City Administration of Vienna Programme PUMA|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||>15|
|EU membership:||EU member|