March 2018: SCIENCO published a Video about Triple Benefit Principle in German:


Welcome to the website of  Klaus Renoldner, M.D., M.Sc. (Sustainable development, Management and Policy), Independent Consultant, Reasearcher and Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Mobility, and Health. On my website you find information about activities and publications in the field of medicine, sustainable development and ecology, peace and disarmament. Special chapters are dedicated to WORKSHOPS with the interactive learning game "MOBILITY" and to the "TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE"


Here is list of selected publications                            LECTURE DATES


Research Project about Triple Benefit Principle (Sustainable Lifestyle and Energy Transition): The survey has been cloed. Thanks to all participants! Underneath you will find an abstract. A presentation about main results is available on request. Please write to





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Vienna Forum Women Education for Peace and Disarmament, July 2016 at VIC Vienna

Over 500 participants attend the Vienna Forum. Klaus Renoldner is speaker of the NGO-cte.-on-peace Vienna. For more information see


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Abstract of Feasibility Study of Triple Benefit Principle

“Is the Triple Benefit Principle a Feasible Instrument for Enhancing Energy Transition in
Industrialized Countries?”
By Klaus Renoldner, June 2014
The concept of the Triple Benefit Principle was developed by the author as an instrument to achieve
individual energy transition based on his practical experiences in the years 1996 to 2011. The
principle’s facets include a low carbon lifestyle and transportation logistics and management, and
implementation of the principle results in improvement of individual, local, and global health
conditions. Achieved financial savings resulting in such changes are invested in the provision of
renewable energy to achieve an energy break‐even point within a few years. This study has analyzed
the feasibility of implementing the Triple Benefit Principle on a larger scale.
The survey was based on an online questionnaire including opinions and data on housing, eating, and
transport relevant for the implementation of the Triple Benefit Principle and energy transition. The
survey population includes 1247 individuals from Austria and other European nations and
encompasses a wide range of professions, income groups, and other variables.
A large interest in questions related to energy transition was discovered. Approximately 11% of the
population has already experienced investing €1000 or more of their achieved savings towards
renewable energy or fossil fuel reducing measures. The high potential for further and more targeted
implementation of the Triple Benefit Principle was found. The assumption that transportation plays a
key role in energy transition has been confirmed. Housing, eating and other consumption also
provide potential for savings. Awareness, motivation, skills, logistics, and individual management are
key factors. Based on details about policy opinions and the potential for implementing the Triple
Benefit Principle in various strata of the survey population, four possible scenarios have been
calculated and designed. Advantages and disadvantages of bottom‐up and top‐down approaches are
discussed, and ten policy recommendations have been framed.


MOBILITY WORKSHOPS - personal and global health prevention, a training for a more sustainable life-style

Mobility workshops provide basic information about health and prevention, analyze individual behaviour with respect to mobility and nutrition patterns and help to find creative solutions for improvement at the individual as well as at the global level.

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Triple Benefit Principle - Lecture awarded by the Academic Council on the United Nations System

The following lecture about the Triple Benefit Principle and the Mobility Workshops held at UN Vienna in January 2012 has been awarded by the Academic Council of the United Nations


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The TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE: A doctor’s view on CO2

Read an abstract on a methodology to reduce greenhous gas production rapidly and to move towards a sustainable life-style. Following the principle you have the chance to reach your energy break even point in a few years.

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FAQ about the Triple Benefit Principle

10 most frequently asked questions:

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GENBAKU NOHI Speech 2012

Speech of Dr. Klaus Renoldner at traditional GENBAKU NOHI Celebration in the United Nations Building in Vienna , 8 August 2012

More Information about GENBAKU NOHI

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Lithuania and Latvia Conference Tour June 2010

From June 14th to June 25th I was lecturing in Lithuania and Latvia: The Triple Benefit Principle - Interaction of Life-Style, Climate Change and Health in a Globalized World. Proposals for a more Sustainable World.

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The enormous benefits of cycling for individual and global health

Cycling has preventive effects on almost all typical diseases of modern civilization like cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome,bone and joint diseases,osteoporosis, COPD etc. and at the same time it reduces green house gas and therefore reduces health risks for people in developing countries.




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MOBILITY, the interacive educational game

Now also available in English!
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Interaction of Lifestyle, Climate Change and Health in a Globalized World

Presentation at the United Nations Office at Vienna, October 2009

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Austrian Solar Award 2009 for Dr. Klaus Renoldner

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