Air, Noise, Traffic
Climate protection is still among the top priorities on the agenda of the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
A milestone for e-mobility
Only one card needed to charge e-vehicles at any of 3,500 charging points across Austria. The eleven power companies of the Austrian Federal Association for Electric Mobility (BEÖ) and SMATRICS have merged their charging stations to create Austria's largest charging network.
Guidelines towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport
"klimaaktiv mobil" - the BMNTs climate protection campaign in the transport sector
About one third of Austria’s total energy consumption is attributable to transport. Consequently, this sector puts a heavy burden not only on our budget but also on the climate and the environment. klimaaktiv mobil shows how mobility can be provided in an environmentally compatible and economical way - without major restrictions, simply by the intelligent use of the most energy-saving, most clean, and most climate-friendly means of transport.
Air pollution control
In order to achieve a considerable reduction of pollution, a great number of measures in the fields of transport, trade and industry, as well as domestic heating is required.
The right way of heating with wood
Wood, being a CO2 neutral source of energy, makes an important contribution to climate protection. An important prerequisite in this respect is the low-pollution firing of wood and the avoidance of improper operation.
Preliminary particulate matter balance 2018
The air quality in Austria has significantly improved in Austria in the course of the past few years. However, as far as particular matter is concerned, it happens that in individual cases, with particular weather conditions (in particular atmospheric inversion in winter) the particular matter PM10 EU threshold level calculated on a daily basis is exceeded, where unfavourable dispersion conditions aggravate the situation. The sources of particular matter are in this context first and foremost domestic heating and transport.
Being a trace gas, ozone is a natural component of the atmosphere. In the ground-level air layer, it is formed under sun radiation from the so-called ozone precursors.
Pollution by particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) is the environmental factor with the greatest negative impact on human health. The effects range from respiratory ailments to lung cancer.
The main pollutants are industry, small-scale furnaces, traffic and agriculture.
Air Pollution Control, Act (Immissionsschutzgesetz-Luft IG-L)
The Air Pollution Control Act is the central law for keeping the air clean, for air pollution control in Austria as well as for the implementation of relevant EU Directives.
UV radiation and its effect
Science divides sunlight into different wavelength sections. In this respect, the short-wave energy-rich ultraviolet radiation has the most severe effect on human health.
The UV index and the Austrian measuring network
The UV index as a measure for health-relevant UV radiation is measured by order of the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism on measuring sites which are representative for Austria.
klimaaktiv mobil Subsidisation Guideline 2013
For the klimaaktiv mobil Subsidisation Programme of the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism.
EPOMM - European Platform on Mobility Management
Taking over of the presidency of the European Platform on Mobility Management
THE PEP - The Transport Health and Environment Pan-European Programme
THE PEP stands for the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme of the WHO and the UN-ECE.
WHO CEHAPE - The Children Health Environment Action Plan
The Children Health Environment Action Plan for Europe, CEHAPE of the WHO implements the decisions from Budapest 2004 to Parma 2010.