Seven Austrian ministries, coordinated by the Ministry for Climate Action, have published a 130-page formal response to the 93 recommendations of the Citizens’ Climate Assembly (Klimarat) presented in July 2022. The report offers a detailed response to each of the recommendations made by the Klimarat, providing explanations ranging from coherence of proposals with existing policy through to why the ministries are not willing or able to act. For example, the Klimarat’s proposals for a ban on advertising for climate-damaging products and an early on new vehicles with combustion engines will not be taken forward as both are viewed as incompatible with European law.
The report is only the first step in responding to the Assembly and further work is taking place as part of the preparation for its updated National Energy and Climate Plan.
The Association of the First Austrian Citizens’ Climate Assembly has yet to respond formally to the government report.
The ministries’ response to the Klimarat can be downloaded here:
Read KNOCA’s short summary of the KIimarat
Watch the KNOCA Learning Call on the Austrian Citizens’ Climate Assembly: