ESDN | European Sustainable Development Network
You are here: Home > Country profiles > Basic information
spacer

Basic Information

  Austria

Year of approval of the
SD strategy and updates

The Austrian Strategy for SD (NSTRAT) was adopted as a document relating to the federal level authorities by the Austrian Federal Government in April 2002. Two work programmes have been published at federal level: the 2003 work programme presented 200 specific measures to be implemented in line with the objectives of the strategy. The second work programme (2004) presented 80 additional measures.

Starting with 2006, a joint national strategy addressing both the federal and regional levels (ÖSTRAT) had been developed by the Coordinators”. The Council of Governors adopted this joint strategy, as well as accompanying the first working programme in May 2009. In July 2010, the Federal Council of Ministers re-affirmed this decision, also adopting the national SD-strategy (ÖSTRAT), and adding new objectives within the jurisdiction of the federal level. In 2011, both political bodies adopted a new ÖSTRAT working programme and the interim progress report 2011ff.

ÖSTRAT is the first common SD strategy of a Federal Country addressing both the national and regional level in Europe.

Type of SD strategy

NSDS covers all three dimensions of SD plus international issues

Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process

The NSTRAT is coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism together with the Federal Chancellery. The ÖSTRAT implementation is coordinated by the “Expert Conference of National and Regional SD Coordinators”, chaired by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Federal Chancellery on national level together with representatives of Regional SD Coordinators.

Link to the SD strategy
document

The 2002 NSTRAT document (English version) can be downloaded here: 'A Sustainable Future for Austria' (2002)


The full list(s) of NSDS objectives as identified by a study commissioned by Eurostat can be downloaded here:

Further information about
the SD strategy process

Information on the ÖSTRAT and download of ÖSTRAT relevant documents

Website on the Austrian Strategy for Sustainable Development

http://www.sd-network.eu/?k=country%20profiles&s=single%20country%20profile&country=Austria

 

This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 09 April 2018

For the sources used in the country profiles, please click here.

 

More information about Austria

 

 

 

This website is maintained by the
ESDN Office Team at the WU Institute for Managing Sustainability
Imprint | Privacy statement
ESDN Home ESDN Home