Short-term Twinning in Croatia completed

In last seven months experts from the Environment Agency Austria assisted the Croatian Environment Agency in improving the management of information and data on waste.


Environmental inspection in Serbia

The partnership project with the Serbian authorities within the framework of a Twinning contract ended on 18 November with an official closing event in Belgrade.


Twinning project prepares Serbia for emission trading

Serbia has set itself a target to implement European emission trading by 2016. To prepare Serbia for the implementation of the European Emission Trading Directive, the Environment Agency Austria, along with other institutions, assists the Serbian authorities.


Temperatures will continue to rise

The report confirms important findings of the Fourth Assessment Report. Evidence of change in the climate system as a whole is now more extensive and more reliable.


EuroCloud Europe Award 2013 for EDM

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and Umweltbundesamt are pleased about the award. The EuroCloud Europe Award 2013 goes to Electronic Data Management (EDM) for the environment.


Stop the POPs – A Student’s Film Project

In the school project "Stop the POPs" - implemented by the Environment Agency Austria and supported by the Austrian Ministry of Environment - students of a Viennese high school designed three short films about persistent organic pollutants (POPs).


Joint Danube Survey 3

Environment Agency Austria analyzes samples of the biggest river research expedition of the world in 2013. The Joint Danube Survey 3 leads international scientists from 13th August to 26th September through ten Danube Basin countries.


Austria: setting an example for Georgia’s water and waste management

In the framework of an EU Twinning project where the Environment Agency Austria acts as project leader a Georgian delegation, led by the country’s Environment Minister Khatuna Gogaladze and First Deputy Minister Nino Sharashidze, is visiting Austria from 28 July until 4 August.


Opening of the Marmara Clean Air Centre

Umweltbundesamt finalises Twinning project in Turkey. On 13 June the Marmara Clean Air Centre was inaugurated with a symbolic gesture in the presence of representatives from the Turkish Ministry for Environment and Urbanisation, the EU delegation in Turkey, the German Embassy, the German Environment Ministry, the Austrian Environment Agency and the staff members of the Marmara Clean Air Centre.


Environment Agency Austria acts as adviser to Croatian Environment Agency

A kick-off meeting which took place at the beginning of June marked the start of a project to be carried out by the Croatian Environment Agency and the Environment Agency Austria. The aim of the project is to improve waste reporting in Croatia.


Turkey: Improved Air Emission Control

At the closing event of the EU Twinning project "Improving Emissions Control" on 11 June in Ankara environmental experts from Turkey, Austria and Finland presented a first draft for a strategic action plan to reduce air pollutants in Turkey by 2020.


Environment Agency and the Austrian Federal Forests strengthen nature conservation in Georgia

The management of protected areas is at the centre of the latest EU Twinning project, which is to be carried out under the project leadership of the Austrian Federal Forests and the Environment Agency Austria.


100th Twinning Project for the Environment Agency Austria

Environmental know-how from Austria is in demand: In the last few weeks a consortium in which the Environment Agency Austria participates was awarded a Twinning contract which is the 100th Twinning project for the Environment Agency Austria.


EU Commission presents Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

On 16 April 2013 the European Commission presented its EU Strategy on Adaption to Climate Change. The Environment Agency Austria provided assistance to the EU Commission during the whole process of the strategy’s development and was responsible for major parts of the impact assessment.


New national measurement standards for air pollutants at Environment Agency Austria

Environment Agency Austria and Austrian National Metrological Institute extend their cooperation and signed an agreement concerning the monitoring of air pollutants.


Adaption to Climate Change in Europe

In the recently published "Adaptation in Europe" report the European Environment Agency describes the policies and some of the measures taken at EU level and by European countries.


Biodiversity Crisis: The impacts of socio-economic pressures on natural floras and faunas

A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century.


Serbian chemicals management

Environment Agency Austria strengthens institutional capacities aiming at the protection of man and the environment from the negative effects of chemicals.


Handling of hazardous waste in Serbia

Disposal and control of hazardous waste was the topic of an Environment Agency Austria Twinning project in Serbia which lasted two years and was completed successfully in March 2013.


Austria has highest recycling rate in the EU

Austria recycled almost two thirds of municipal waste in 2010, this is the largest proportion in Europe. The information comes from a new report from the European Environment Agency concerning the management of municipal solid waste.


Environmental data from the Western Balkans

The project "Inspiration" lays the foundation for the future use of spatial data from the Western Balkans. First achievements will be presented at the European Inspire Conference in Florence in June 2013.


Invasive alien species

Invasive alien species pose greater risks than previously thought for biodiversity, human health and economies, according to two new reports from the European Environment Agency (EEA).


Institutional Capacity Building in Kosovo

Over the past two years experts from the Umweltbundesamt provided support to representatives of authorities and institutions of Kosovo in the fields of forestry management, water resource and air quality management.


2010-2011 Decrease of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

In 2011, the fourth year of the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, GHG emissions amounted to 82.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. This corresponds to a 6.0% increase against the base-year level and to a 2.6% decrease compared to 2010.


Austria’s Annual Air Emission Inventory 1990–2011

This report presents a summary of Austria’s provisional emission inventory for the year 2011 and the final emission inventory for the year 2010.