Austrian Know-how for climate change tasks in Western Balkan countries

Environment Agency Austria implements training programme

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Vienna, December 16, 2016 – Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges for the planet. Within the Paris Agreement, which entered into force November 4, 2016, the international community agreed to  limit global warming well below 2°C. Austria is taking an active role in supporting Western Balkan countries in building up capacities to manage climate change mitigation. As a first step, Austria provides support  for compiling greenhouse gas emission inventories, emission reduction scenarios or developing national adaptation strategies.

Environment Austria in brief

The Environment Agency Austria provides advice on administrative capacity building and national environmental legislation to institutions of the European Union, new and upcoming EU Member States, and the EU Neighbourhood Policy partner countries in the East and Mediterranean region.

 

Further information: 

Ingeborg Zechmann, Press Officer, Environment Agency Austria, +43 1 31304 5413