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Climate and Environmental policy and Environmental technology

Climate policy

The BMDW is in charge of implementing the Climate Framework Convention, the Kyoto Protocol for the reduction of greenhouse gases as well as the ongoing post-Kyoto negotiations.

Environmental technologies and renewable energy

Improving export opportunities for Austrian environmental technology products and services is a special priority for the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. Support and assistance for the export of sustainable products and services is being offered both within the scope of bilateral joint commissions, joint working groups and bilateral talks.

Austria - A Global Leader in Green Technologies

Austria demonstrates great commitment in terms of the environment. Austria has a leading international position in fields such as clean energy technologies, water management and waste management as well as eco-efficient construction and exhibits a dynamic development. Sales revenue with eco-innovations have quadrupled in the last 20 years and therefore increased by 18.6 per cent since 2011. The Austrian environmental industry generated a turnover of about 10 billion euros in 2015, 72 percent of which stem from exports. Austria is aware of the importance of the green-tech industry for exports and supports international projects with numerous programs.

Environmental technology from Austria is exported all over the world. The market shares of Austrian companies have also increased substantially outside Europe in recent years – particularly in North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy as former institution of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs published a brochure that provides an overview of environmental technologies and renewable energies from Austria. The main focus is on export, with worldwide successful examples of Best Practices. Please have a look to the brochure Austria - A Global Leader in Green Technologies (PDF, 7 MB)  (barrierefrei, PDF 7MB).


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