Austrian support for Serbian waste management

At the beginning of December the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria, hosted a study visit of waste experts from Serbia to Austria. Aim of the visit is to share knowledge about financial instruments in the waste sector.


International Climate Negotiations

Issues at stake in view of the COP 24 Climate Change Conference in Katowice (Poland) and beyond. A new study prepared by Umweltbundesamt provides an overview of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


Borders divide. Nature unites!

New project with participation of the Environment Agency Austria connects protected areas along the Green Belt.


Circular economy as key to the reduction of plastics and microplastics in the environment

A strategy to reduce plastics and microplastics in the environment can only be successful within the framework of a circular economy concept and in cooperation with all stakeholders. The conference was held in Brussels on 20 November 2018 under Austria’s EU Presidency.


Call to Action: Getting Europe on track with SDGs

International Growth in Transition Conference 2018 from 14 - 15 November 2018 in Vienna calls for action on climate protection and greater sustainability.


Kyrgyz water delegation on study visit to Vienna

The aim of the visit - hosted by the Environment Agency Austria - is to deliver exchange of the experience in developing and running a Water Information System and water data processing.


WaterPIX photo competition

Europeans were asked to capture what they think about water, its uses and what it means for life in Pixels.


Recent trends and projections in EU greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.6 % in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from Member States summarized by EEA, mostly because of road transport. Preliminary estimates for Austria made by Umweltbundesamt show an increase of 2.8%


Microplastics discovered in human stools across the globe in ‘first study of its kind’

Researchers from the Environment Agency Austria and the Medical University of Vienna and monitored a group of participants from countries across the world.


Growth in Transition: 4th international conference

“Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter”, the 4th international Growth in Transition Conference, takes place on 14 and 15 November 2018.


Uzbek environmental experts on study visit to Vienna

On 14-20 October the Umweltbundesamt hosts a study visit on environmental monitoring and information systems by high-ranking representatives from the Uzbek State Committee for Nature Protection in Vienna. The thematic focus of the visit is set on the environmental priority areas of the Central Asian state, air quality and waste collection/treatment.


Air Quality and urban traffic in the EU

On behalf of the European Parliament the Umweltbundesamt conducted a study related to air quality problems of cities and regions, which are often caused by traffic.


Earthy Solutions – Practical Research for Preserving Europe’s Soils

For the past five years, the research project RECARE has brought together Europe’s leading soil scientists to focus on practical experiments around management practices that can preserve and restore Europe’s soils.


Solutions for water resource management in EU Neighbourhood countries

Half-time of the EUWI+ Project! Country specific development plans to improve sustainable water resources management in 6 partner countries were developed and implemented. In the next 2 years improvements of water monitoring infrastructures and processes will be achieved.


Measurement of particulate matter put to the test

Environment Agency Austria accredited as the first proficiency testing laboratory in Europe for the measurement of particulate air pollutants according to EN ISO/IEC17043


Umweltbundesamt expert at World Soil Congress

Facilitating cooperation for soil awareness in Austria is the topic Umweltbundesamt expert Sigi Huber focuses on in his speech at the 21. World Soil Congress taking place in Rio de Janeiro form 12 to 17 August 2018.


eLTER on European Ecosystem Roadmap ESFRI 2018

The pan-European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) has been included on the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures ESFRI 2018.


Greenhouse gas inventory: Austria’s know-how in demand worldwide

The Umweltbundesamt is one of the leading advisors on the development and preparation of greenhouse gas inventories in Europe. After delivering training courses in Singapore, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Austrian experts are now sharing their know-how for the first time with South Korea.


Europe in Transition: A strategic shift towards greater sustainability is needed – but how can it be achieved?

“Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter”, the 4th international Growth in Transition Conference, takes place on 14 and 15 November 2018.


New standards for Ukrainian waste management

Over the past two years, the Ukrainian authorities have developed a new legal framework for EU-compliant waste management. They were supported by a team of European experts led by the Umweltbundesamt.


Winners of I Live Green video competition selected

Videos sent from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Spain won the prizes of the ‘I Live Green’ video competition. The competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partner network, attracted more 120 entries from 21 European countries.


High quality of Austrian bathing sites

Within the European Union eighty-five per cent of the monitored bathing sites met minimum standards for water quality in 2017. 99,6% of Austrian bathing sites meet the standards for water quality, says the new bathing water report.


Supporting Serbia on its way towards the EU

Umweltbundesamt hosts study visit of Serbian waste experts to Austria. Scope of the visit is to exchange experiences in the waste management sector and to see how European waste management standards work in practice.


I Live Green – European video competition

Public vote for best clips opens on 1 May 2018. Up to five entries can be selected. The entry with most votes will receive the Public Choice Award.


Photo competition: Send us your best water pictures

What comes to your mind when you think about water? Can you capture that in a photograph? The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to send your most creative shots to WaterPIX, a photo competition about water. The best entries will receive a cash prize.


Exemplary water resource management in Austria

From 16 until 19 April 2018, water experts from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Lebanon are attending a training course in Austria, in order to find out how decentralised water management works.


Waste Management in Europe

On behalf of the European Parliament the Umweltbundesamt conducted a study to examine the application and proper transposition of European environmental law on waste by Member States. The study informs about best practices and main problems identified in EU Petitions.


Water quality monitoring in the Ukraine

In the framework of the EU funded project European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) Water experts from Austria and the Ukraine focus on quality management of water monitoring.


The European Union supports Solid Waste Management in Jordan

On the 19 March an EU funded project was launched to respond to Jordan's national strategy on solide waste management. Over the next two years, the project implementd by the Umweltbundesamt will be supporting the Jordanian authorities in developing a national monitoring information system for municipal solid waste.


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

Environment Agency Austria continues training Programme and provides support for compiling greenhouse gas emission inventories, emission reduction scenarios or developing national adaptation strategies.


Successful project completion in Serbia

Experts from the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria) assisted the Serbian authorities in the last two and a half years in the national implementation of EU biocides legislation, chemical risk assessment and risk management.


Umweltbundesamt supports product safety in Jordan

In the next 18 months, the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria, will be actively involved in a Twinning project in Jordan, preparing for a trade agreement between the European Union and Jordan.


Umweltbundesamt supports Central Asian States

The Environment Agency Austria’s know-how is in demand in Central Asia. The Umweltbundesamt ist involved in environmental and climate protection projects in five Central Asian countries.


Austrian Know-how for Cyprus

Experts of the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria, provide support in implementing European standards for energy efficiency


Water Experts of the Environment Agency Austria in Paris

Partner meeting for transboundary European Water Initiative Plus Project: review 2017 and outlook to 2020


Status report: Climate change mitigation in Austria

According to the Environment Agency Austria’s annual statement of emissions for 2016, Austria’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by about 1% between 2015 and 2016, amounting to 79.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2016.