CFCR – Climate Friendly Climate Research

Climate reseach and research funding support society to cope with the uprecedented challenges of climate change. Paradoxically, the research and research funding sector has even developed a CO2-intensive and thus climate-damaging work style – fueled by rising expectations of international cooperation, cheap flights, and use of recourse-intensive infrastructure.



  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna (project coordination)
  • Vienna University of Economics
  • University of Salzburg

However, the success of scientific communication goes hand in hand with the credibility of the research, the research process as well as the outsomes. If researchers do not act in accordance with their own findings, their credibility may be compromised in public. The project has set itself on the objective of contributing to a clean research through the reduction of the CO2 footprint in the research system and thereby increase the credibility of science in society.

The project Climate Friendly Climate Research supports the Alliance Sustainable Universities of Austria in the framework of the European Joint Programming Initiative JPI CLIMATE, funded by the BMWFW and in cooperation with the CCCA – Climate Change Centre Austria , in the learning process to a more climate-friendly research and research funding. The project is conducted by scientists of University of Agricultural Sciences (project director: Helga Kromp-Kolb, Adam Pawloff, Dominik Schmitz), the Vienna University of Economics (Tobias Kirchhoff), the University of Salzburg (Bernhard Zagel, David Röthler) and the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt (Günter Getzinger)

More information on the project can be found here.


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