The reduction of the man-made greenhouse effect is doubtlessly one of the greatest challenges in environmental protection we will have to face over the decades to come. The direct link between the atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration and the earth’s average temperature is undisputed among scientists. Even though, in general, climate fluctuations are nothing unusual in the history of the world, human activities probably considerably intensify and accelerate natural warming.
UFI – a BMNT funding program for eco-friendly investments
The UFI is an eco-friendly funding program that creates also positive effects for investment, health and employment in Austria.
Austria’s Bioeconomy Strategy
Many everyday items are derived from oil. The Austrian Bioeconomy Strategy deals with the question how these items could be produced without the use of oil or fossil resources in the future.
The climate protection initiative "klimaaktiv"
klimaaktiv provides the stimulus for making our social and economic system more energy-efficient and sustainable.
Service platform tipps.klimaaktiv.at
Many people ask themselves: "What can I do to help fight the climate crisis?" The service platform tipps.klimaaktiv.at runs a blog that provides information on how to become climate-friendly in your everyday life and suggests plenty of activities to join in.
Greenhouse gas emissions declined 3.8 percent in 2018
According to the forecast issued by the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria), Austria has seen its first drop in greenhouse gas emissions in three years.
Climate pathways calculator for Austria
With just a few mouse clicks this tool gives you an impression of how different climate protection strategies might influence Austria’s emission development until 2050.
The Climate and Energy Strategy is the starting shot for the end of the fossil age in Austria.
The Austrian Climate Change Act
The annual reports in accordance with Article 6 of the Austrian Climate Change Act present and document a regularly updated assessment on compliance with greenhouse gas emission targets by sector.
Austrian Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change_NEW - now online!
Adaptation to climate change is a long-term affair. Steady knowledge enhancement and experiences in implementation are the basis for constant learning and the precondition for success.
What klimaaktiv offers
The climate initiative “klimaaktiv” launches activities in the fields of building & building refurbishment, energy saving, renewable energies and mobility.
Meet the Climate and Energy Fund
The Climate and Energy Fund supports energy-related research projects, environmentally compatible transport projects and measures to bring climate-friendly energy technologies to market.
EU Emissions Trading System
As to greenhouse gas, the EU Emissions Trading System is the largest system worldwide in which not only Member States but also enterprises can trade in allowances.
Decisions taken at the Climate Change Conference of Katowice
The Conference aimed at establishing the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to draw conclusions from the IPPC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C in the so-called “Talanoa Dialogue”.
COP23 in Bonn
In November 2017 the United Nations World Climate Conference was held, for the first time under the presidency of a small Pacific island nation (Fiji).
The Climate and Energy Fund
The Climate and Energy Fund (in German abbreviated “KLIEN”) was created by the Austrian Act on the Climate and Energy Fund (Klima- und Energiefondsgesetz) in July 2007.
The mobilisation of private capital and the redirection of financial flows towards low-emission structures are major prerequisites for achieving the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The Austrian Federal Government's climate and energy strategy #mission2030 thus provides for the development of a green finance Agenda.