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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Austria 2013

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Published on November 06, 2013

Also available in: French

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This report is the third OECD review of Austria’s environmental performance. The report evaluates Austria's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on chemicals management and climate change adaptation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
General notes
Executive summary
Progress towards sustainable development3 chapters available
Key environmental trends
Policy-making environment
Towards green growth
Progress towards selected environmental objectives2 chapters available
Chemicals management
Climate change adaptation and climate-related natural hazards
Annexes2 chapters available
Selected data
Abbreviations
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press release

Environmental goods and services are now a bigger driver of Austria’s economy and job market than traditionally strong sectors like tourism and construction, thanks to the government’s policy of subsidising green investments.

The OECD gives a positive assessment of those policies so far, but notes that environmental performance could be improved more efficiently with a tax reform to shift the policy focus onto penalising polluters and away from heavy spending on subsidies.

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Austria 2013 - English

 
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Administrator of the report: Ivana Capozza