State of the Environment 2010

Austria in the SOER 2010

Each of the 38 country assessments of the SOER 2010 contains a country profile and six thematic issues: air pollution, climate change mitigation, freshwater, land use, nature protection & biodiversity and waste.

For the Austrian assessment four additional important environmental topics were selected and described: indoor air pollution, renewable energy, sustainable tourism and transport.

The country assessment for Austria in the SOER 2010 was compiled by the experts of the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria, as part of the European Environment Observation Network (EIONET).

Other parts of the SOER 2010

The SOER 2010 is the 4th European Environmental Report compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in collaboration with its Member States. It is published every 5 years.

In addition to the country assessments the SOER 2010 includes

  • a set of 13 Europe-wide thematic assessments of key environmental themes;
  • an exploratory assessment of global megatrends relevant for the European environment and
  • a synthesis - an integrated assessment based on the above assessments and other EEA activities.