The Federal Environment Agency Austria, in co-operation with the Latvian EU Presidency, ECOSOC and others, initiated a stakeholder conference in order to take stock of existing knowledge about plastic and microplastic entering the aquatic environment, and to identify steps for effectively counteracting pollution.
Please find more information, including the registration site, here.
To illustrate the various benefits a green economy with real-life examples, and learn how barriers to a greener economy can be addresses effectively, EPAs from across Europe are organising this conference. It is targeted at political decision-makers, public officials and business representatives from both the national and European level.
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Environment Agency Austria
The Umweltbundesamt is the leading Austrian expert organisation for all environmental issues and media. The Umweltbundesamt works for the conservation of nature and the environment, and thus contributes to the sustainable development of society. Its core tasks include the monitoring, management and evaluation of environmental data. The Umweltbundesamt employees work in five fields: Economy & Impact, Nature & Usages, Substances & Analysis, Data & Diagnosis and IT Services & Solutions.
The Umweltbundesamt experts provide recommendations for decision-makers in politics, business and administration and develop strategic perspectives and scenarios for the achievement of environmental policy targets in Austria and Europe.
Strengths & competences
The Umweltbundesamt promotes interdisciplinary expertise in all environmental disciplines, as well as in software development and the operation of applications, air quality monitoring, chemical and GMO analysis and project management.
Figures & Facts
In 2010 the Umweltbundesamt achieved a turnover of approximately 38,5 million EUR, almost 7 million EUR resulting from international projects.
The Umweltbundesamt has 479 employees, of whom 51 % are women. The percentage of women in executive positions is 42 %. (2010)
References and networks
As expert organisation, the Umweltbundesamt acts as consultant for numerous federal and provincial institutions and businesses and participates in national and international networks.
At international level the Umweltbundesamt acts as partner and consultant for international organisations. With country partnerships – so-called Twinning Projects –the Umweltbundesamt assists authorities in Central and Southeastern Europe in establishing administration and implementing EU legislation on important environmental matters.
The Umweltbundesamt was founded in 1985 as outlined in the Environmental Control Act. Three years later, its core tasks were redefined in a new version of the Act. In 1999, the Umweltbundesamt became a Limited Liability Company (GmbH), wholly owned by the Republic of Austria and represented by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
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