launched the implementation of the 2030 Agenda with a Decision by the Austrian Council of
Ministers in January 2016. In line with its universal, integrated and interrelated nature
, the Decision of the Council of Ministers emphasizes a mainstreaming approach.
In this way, the SDGs are integrated into all activities of Austrian politics
and administration in an efficient, goal-oriented and autonomous manner.The
sectoral ministries will utilize their existing multi-stakeholder strategy and
programming processes to take the SDGs into account in the respective national
policy frameworks. Thereby, well-established structures of numerous national
policy frameworks will be deployed for the enhancement of SDG implementation.
the SDG Focal Points of each Ministry teamed up in an inter-ministerial working
group co-chaired by the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Ministry of European
and International Affairs – with particular involvement of the Federal Ministry
for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology,
the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and
group accelerates information sharing on the Agenda 2030 and provides guidance
on national reporting. Moreover, it coordinates reporting at the federal level
on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
2017, the working group published the Outline 2016
- Contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development by the Austrian Federal Ministries (German).
The Outline 2016 provided information on the general approach taken, the
national policy processes and on the international dimension of the SDG
implementation in Austria. It provided a basis for further discussions with
Parliament, civil society and other stakeholders.
has been carried out by Statistics Austria on the development of the national
indicator report in conjunction with
Austria`s first Voluntary National Review (VNR). National indicator works are compatible
with the UN guidance and should be regarded in addition to Eurostat reports on
At its level, the
former Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism also devised an
action plan, “SDG Action
Plan 2019+” in 2019 tracking the ministry’s then activities including its future planning with respect to the SDGs. An update of that action
plan yet based on the new areas of activities of the current Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment,
Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology is currently under way.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 04 June 2020
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