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LIFE started as an initiative with a focus on market based climate protection measures. In 2009, the initiative was converted into a non-profit foundation according to Liechtenstein law under the name LIFE Climate Foundation. The Foundation promotes a sustainable and credible advancement of climate and environmental protection through an effective inclusion of financial intermediaries and the general public.
UN Climate Conference in Durban: New Market Mechanisms - Light at the end of the tunnel?
On the eve of the post 2012 period the future role of NAMAs for climate policy remains uncertain. At the UN Climate Conference in Durban International experts from Germany, Ghana, India, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will share their views and provide their experiences from the ground in order to identify key success factors and main barriers. Jointly organized by University of New South Wales and ClimateNet e.V. (December 1st. 2012).

The way towards climate neutral alps
The goal of the Alpine Space Project “ALPSTAR, Toward Carbon Neutral Alps – Make Best Practice Minimum Standard”, is to achieve climate neutrality in the Alps by 2050. At the initial conference on 27th and 28th October 2011 in Chambéry participants will discuss the policy requirements on energy, transport and the economy in order to reach climate neutrality in the Alps. Concepts for good climate governance and effective means of communication to engage the population are to be presented. LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtenstein co-organizes a workshop at the initial conference.


„An excellent opportunity“ – Liechtenstein Investment Market (LIM), 6. – 9. November 2011

„An excellent opportunity“ – Liechtenstein Investment Market (LIM), 6. – 9. November 2011
 Business start-ups often struggle to acquire necessary capital to get their business started. Due to these difficulties in terms of financing start-ups these circumstances often lead to situations where promising business models fail to get operational. The Liechtenstein Investment Market, which is organized by University of Liechtenstein’s KMU-Centre, aims at preventing such situations by bringing together project developers and investors at both – early and later stages. For further information as well as registration access please visit

CSSP launches global online portal for sustainable investments

The market for sustainable investments is growing increasingly rapidly – finding one's way is becoming an ever greater challenge. A specialised online platform provides orientation help. The platform has been developed by Liechtenstein-based Center for Social and Sustainable Products.



Positive Carbon Footprint at 2011 Festival „MorgenLand“

Positive Carbon Footprint at 2011 Festival „MorgenLand“
From may 18th to may 22nd around 4000 people have attended this year’s “MorgenLand” festival. One of the festival’s goals was to organize it as far as possible in a carbon neutral way. With respect to this goal Liechtenstein based energy consultant Lenum AG calculated the total energy consumption of the 5 day event and identified a carbon footprint of 46 tonnes. Carbon footprints of comparable events are usually 50% higher. The remainig 45 tonnes were compensated via, the winner of the this year's MorgenLand’s exhibition award.

Back to the Stone Ages - Materials made of stone to substitute steel and aluminium
The company Technocarbon has found a way to change the characteristics of stone to that extend that a substitution of materials like steel, aluminium and ferro-concrete becomes possible. Kolja Kuse, CEO of Technocarbon, has transferred the patent rights into a Liechtenstein foundation, the foundation “Global Centre for Efficiency of Ressources and Materials. One of the first applications of this innovative product are the core of ski, produced by Swiss based ski company ZAI in Disentis (Graubuenden) and a house wall which was developed in cooperation with the Universityof Applied Sciencein Chur, Switzerland.

LIFE Side Event at UNFCCC Conference in Bonn 2011
At last years Climate Conference in Cancun in 2010 parties decided to present until end of 2011 proposals for the introduction of new market mechanisms with the aim to get these mechanisms implemented into a new climate treaty. To this respect LIFE Climate Foundation organized a side event on June 15th 2011 during the two week lasting UN Climate Conferece in Bonn. Topic of the event was " New market mechanisms - key design elements from an investor's perspective". 

VISION LIECHTENSTEIN - Renewable Energy - Opportunities for People - State - Economy
Renewables are not only good for our climate - they also offer huge opportunities for an environmental friendly added value. Three experts from Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany will present ideas and concepts for a sustainable development of our region and economy.
Tuesday, 31st of May 2011, 18.00 - 20.30h

MorgenLand Fesitval 18. - 22. May 2011

TAK Theater Liechtenstein and Club Benefactum have established the nonprofit Organisation MorgenLand, which organises the so called MorgenLand Festival (Lindaplatz, Schaan).

MorganLand Festival offers an inspiring framework for an in-depth exchange of ideas and opinions throughout all generations.
The festival and conference with internationally renowned personalities, a whole set of presentations and workshops, an exhibition fair for sustainable projects and products from the region as well as a comprehensive cultural program (including concerts) shall encourage everyone to face our future’s major questions with creativity and joy.
So, hope to see you in MorgenLand..........

Team of the Zurich Carbon Market Association
Team of the Zurich Carbon Market Association
Stolen emission allowances, VAT fraud and recycled emission credits have recently harmed the credibility of emissons trading. Experienced market participants will discuss these and further aspects of emissions trading at a round table discussion on 12. May, ETH Zurich; LIFE Climate Foundation will also be represented. The event is organized by the Zurich Carbbon Market Association, a non-political organisation interested in the evolution of sustainability focused and high-quality  carbon markets.

LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtenstein – A credible player within the sector of sustainability
LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtensteinlooks back on its second successful year of business operation. Several events as well as the participation at last years climate change conference in Cancunhave proof underlined the foundation’s non-profit aims. In 2010 the foundation’s activities focussed on the topics “market-based climate protection” and "social and responsible investing".


"Role of International Networks and Cooperation within the Cleantech Sector", 22. march 2011, Vaduz

Tuesday, 22. march 2011 LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtenstein and swisscleantech organized the event “The Role of international Networks and Cooperation within the Cleantech sector" at the University of Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein’s Prime Minister Dr. Klaus Tschütscher, André Schneider (former COO World Economic Forum Davos), Roger Buemann (Senior Project Manager, Hilti Foundation) and Christian Köberl (CEO, Eco World Styria) will discussed the importance of an international linkage within the emerging cleantech sector and how companies will benefit from this “megatrend”.

Moon Palace, Cacun 2010
Moon Palace, Cacun 2010
Simon Tribelhorn, Director and Sven Braden, responsible for Environmental Markets at LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtensteindiscuss the consequences of the Cancunoutcome with respect to financial markets. The interview was published in swisscleantech’s magazine spring 2011 edition.

The Results of Cancun
The most positive aspect of the results that have been achieved at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico is probably the reenforcement of trust with respect to the capability of multinational decision making processes, especially after the experiences of Copenhagen in 2009. Patrica Espinosa, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP President, managed to lead the the climate negotiations in a balanced and transparent way and therefore achieved an outcome that went further than most participants in Cancun would have expected.

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