On 24 February 2023, the Kurhaus Bad Aussee hosted the kick-off of a process to guide the region towards a good life. Together with the association “Biosphärenpark Dachstein – Salzkammergut – Totes Gebirge”, the president of the Club of Rome Austria, Hannes Swoboda, and Diether Ribitsch, chairman of the biosphere park association, welcomed about 200 guests. The key note speaker, climate researcher Helga Kromp-Kolb, who is also a member of the Austrian Chapter, covered the period from the beginning of industrialisation to 2040, the year in which, according to the “government programme” and for climatologists at the very latest, “climate neutrality” is to be achieved in Austria.  
She formulated her concrete message as the “Ausseerland triple strategy”: 
1. emit less greenhouse gases 
2. promote greenhouse gas sinks (stop sealing, increase humus content in the soil, promote forests and permanent grassland). 
3. adapt to changes (adaptation of planting times, species selection, irrigation, create cooling in settlements – shade, humid zones, etc., near-natural gardens, high biodiversity and finally: increase resilience).
The next day, Fritz Hinterberger, Vice President of the Austrian Chapter, opened a four-part workshop series with which we want to show how people can reformulate future visions for a good life into a strategy for more sustainability in the face of impending climate change and implement it together. 
The project is being carried out together with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of Salzburg, funded by the “StartClim” programme and presented in detail here. The first concrete results are to be presented again on 17 November 2023 at the Kurhaus Bad Aussee. Other contributors from the Austrian Chapter are Nathalie Spittler and Meike Bukowski.