Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance

Enabling local and regional governments in the Alpe-Adria-Region to decarbonise their transport systems.


Electrification of transport plays a significant role in the transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions energy systems. Strategic documents such as National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) recognise this as well. In order to fulfil the NECPs and to meet the targets of the EU Clean Energy Package, it is imperative that actors implement concrete measures on a local level.

Electric Car with promotion for the 3rd SDEWES conference (c) SDEWES

Electric Car with promotion for the 3rd SEE SDEWES Conference. Photo: (c) SDEWES


To facilitate this goal, the project gathers a network of decision makers and relevant actors that take action for local decarbonisation of transport. Four white papers map the current condition and capacities of local governments in the respective countries. On their basis, the project develops a tailormade toolbox that supports users in their decarbonisation efforts. 120 participants receive training in using the toolbox throughout 12 workshops. During these events, participants also report their feedback on the toolbox, so that it can be adapted and improved according to users’ needs. The workshops also provide knowledge on concrete measures for electrification of transport and on making use of locally available renewable energy sources. Furthermore, they introduce participants to the Choice Awareness Theory which offers guidance on how to efficiently implement radical technological changes. In the long term, the project hopes to establish similar decarbonisation standards throughout the participating countries.

Project information

Updated: April 2021

Countries: Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia

Project duration: 10/20 - 02/22

Funding: 347,645 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, NGOs, Regional governments

Implementing organisation: SDEWES

Partners: Energy Agency Styria, Regional Development Centre Koper, University of Montenegro

Contact Person:

Mr Antun Pfeifer


Ivana Lučića 5
10002 Zagreb



This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

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