Greening the Ball initiative

After obtaining its first Eco-label certification for Green Events in 2018 - being the first Viennese ball ever to receive this unique certification - the IAEA Staff Association Ball, in cooperation with its partners and the Vienna Convention Bureau, has been certified as a Green Event again in 2023. We thank our partner UN Vienna - Sustainable and innovative initiatives Club for supporting this endeavour.

Download the 2024-Green certificate here.

Give your feedback about the 2024-Ball here.

This is how you can contribute to greening the Ball with us:

Use environmentally compatible, public means of transportation

Whenever possible, use public transport to travel to the event location, or share a car.

Vienna's Imperial Palace, the Hofburg, lies at the centre of Vienna and can best be reached by underground or other public transport.

Find detailed information on how to reach the Hofburg Palace by public transport here.

If you wish to share a car, find car-sharing offers in Vienna here.

Help us to (re)plant trees

If you are travelling by car or plane, offset your CO2 emissions and help us to (re)plant trees through our social partner Reforest’Action.

Reforest'Action is a social responsible company, founded in 2010 by Stéphane Hallaire, with the aim to protect the environment and fight against deforestation.

"We want to allow everyone to offset their CO2 emissions and have a positive impact on the environment by planting trees".

Find out more here.

Green Hotel partners

Stay in one of our Green Hotel partners awarded the Austrian Ecolabel:

  • Hotel Bristol (A Luxury Collection Hotel)

Kärntner Ring 1
A-1010 Vienna

Directions to Hofburg: Tram D (only 1 stop), 280m by feet (duration of the journey = 4 minutes)

Special discount rate for Ball guests at EUR 200/night for Single and EUR 220/night for double accommodation in a Classic Room.
Rates are inclusive of taxes, buffet breakfast, free internet and a basket of green apples.
Please quote the discount code "Green".

Book directly with Hotel Bristol here.

Find more information here.

  • InterContinental Wien

Johannesgasse 28
A-1030 Vienna

Directions to Hofburg: 350m by feet, Tram 2 (3 stops), 280 by feet (duration of the journey = 14 minutes)

Find more information here.

A complete list of Eco-labelled hotels in Vienna is available here.

Manage your waste

Manage your waste (PET, glass, paper, metal, batteries, etc.) by depositing it in the separate collection systems provided at the event venue.

Together for less waste - Find out more here.

Plant a tree during the Ball

The IAEA Staff Association Ball Committee, in cooperation with the UN Vienna - Sustainable and innovative initiatives Club, has developed a partnership with Reforest’Action to offer you the possibility to plant a tree on a virtual map during the Ball. Your tree will be planted in one of the current project locations of Reforest’Action (available on four continents).

If you have any question regarding this initiative, green measures in place and solutions before or during the Ball please contact the green coordinators Fabien Petit & Anjarika Strohal by email