This project is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


On 7th and 8th July 2017, KlimaExpo.NRW held the first NRW Climate Days, marking a particular highlight in its interim presentation year. Around 100 climate protection projects and KlimaExpo.NRW‘s partners across the federal state opened their doors to visitors at the same time and demonstrated how diverse climate protection can be in North Rhine-Westphalia. Stakeholders from municipalities, research, business and civil society in more than 50 cities and towns in North Rhine-Westphalia were involved in the event, participating with various items on the programme.

NRW.KlimaTage2017 allowed all citizens to experience climate protection at first hand – live and on site. The projects and KlimaExpo.NRW’s partners presented their contributions to climate protection by means of numerous hands-on activities, interesting guided tours and fascinating presentations. In addition, citizens were able to look round research facilities and companies which are not otherwise openly accessible. In this way, a format was created that is unique in the federal state, bringing this decentralised “new type of expo” to life.

An overview of all the activities (PDF)

To set the mood for the NRW.KlimaTage2017, the TV news presenter Marc Bator, #GreenRider, was out and about in support of climate protection. Wearing a turquoise jersey, he cycled more than 500 kilometres through North Rhine-Westphalia in the space of five days and visited a selection of KlimaExpo.NRW projects. He kept a blog diary for people to read as a record of his personal impressions of the “Climate Tour”.