Climate change mitigation

GHG emissions trends and projections national measures

Why should we care?

A large part of Austria is covered by the eastern Alps; about 40% of the total area lies more than 1000 m above sea level. Climate change will affect the Alpine area more severely than other European regions. Various effects of global warming have already been observed and further changes are expected to occur as regional climate models project continuously rising temperatures for the Alps until the end of the 21st century. Please also refer to the National and regional story  “The vulnerability of the Alps to climate change - Climate change and impacts - Future threats - The need to adapt" (