A recent advertisement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry labelled Austria an “eco-land”. On the international stage, Austria likes to see itself as a pioneer in environmental protection (Lauber, 1997a: 86). This article discusses whether this self-assessment is overstated or whether it is well-founded. We briefly describe Austrian environmental policy in the period 1960 to 1990, the problems it tried to solve, its successes and failures. We then analyse the preconditions and the perspectives for environmental policy in the 1990s.
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- Austria: An “Eco-Land”?
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg