Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Description:In response to climate change challenges, Austria has developed the "Strategie Österreichs zur Erreichung des Kyoto-Zieles- Klimastrategie 2000-2008/2012"; This is a comprehensive strategy which lays out a series of measures intended to curb the country’s GHG by 13% below 1990 levels by 2008-2012, as stipulated in the EU burden-sharing. The Klimastrategie was released in early 2002. Responsibility for the implementation of the Klimastrategie is shared amongst various federal and Länder government institutions. Austrian policies and measures designed to achieve the GHG emissions reductions required by the Kyoto Protocol are mainly related to energy efficiency and broken down into seven packages of measures (space heating/private consumption, electricity and heat production, transport, industry, waste management, agriculture and forestry, and other greenhouse gases).. For more information on the Climate Strategy, see:

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