In 2013 an Advisory Mission with experts of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) took place in Burgenland to assess the situation of the world heritage “Fertő-Neusiedler See” in between the existing and planned wind farms.
ÖIR consultants supported the administrative department for spatial planning in preparing as well as carrying out the Advisory Mission and provided analyses and strategies for the consensual handling of the areas of conflict between conservation of cultural heritage and use of wind energy.

World heritage “Fertő-Neusiedler See“, © Verein Welterbe Neusiedler See

The UNESCO experts appreciated the exemplary practice in Burgenland of well-planned strategic development of use of wind energy in tight cooperation with ornithology, nature protection and spatial planning as well as with the concerns of national heritage and national park.



Period: 2013
Client: Office of the Government of Burgenland, Austria

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