The Austrian Strategy for Sustainable Development

The Austrian Sustainability Strategy was prepared by a working group of about 40 representatives from the ministries, provinces and municipalities, the social partners, interest groups and NGO platforms, accompanied and moderated by a professional team.

The main focus of the work was on discussing and formulating concrete principles, defining an efficient and transparent implementation process, and defining indicators for measuring progress. In a broadly designed parallel feedback process, any groups of people and institutions not represented in the working group had an opportunity to contribute their suggestions for the Austrian Sustainability Strategy.

The federal government adopted the Austrian Strategy for a Sustainable Development in April 2002.

Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management- Austria