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[Ambassador report] Free report - August: Austria leads Europe in environmental practices.

by Aaditya Singh | 17-08-2019 09:43 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Austria leads Europe in environmental practices.


Recently, on the 8th of July, a delegation from the Georgian Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture visited Vienna, Austria. Their visit involved stops at many institutions including the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria). The purpose of the trip was to study the advanced European practice in waste management focusing on extended producer responsibility in Austria. The EU Twinning project led by the Environment Agency Austria has developed a modern waste management act and this principle will now to be implemented in Georgia as well. This is also successfully contributing to fulfill the terms of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in the area of waste management


All involved Austrian institutions were given a special thanks for the valuable information and inspiration provided to the Georgian delegation by Deputy Minister Solomon Pavliashvili. Georg Rebernig, Managing Director of the Environment Agency Austria had this to say, " Austria has a long-standing experience in implementing the principles of modern waste management in Europe, and we are pleased to provide again our support to Georgia for successful implementation of its partnership with the European Union”.


The Waste Management Directorate of the Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism met with the delegation led by Deputy Minister Pavliashvili and discussed important topics. They spoke about packaging waste with the producers responsibility organisation ARA and the clearing house VKS. They also spoke about  electronic reporting and registers with the Environment Agency Austria. The principles and practical conditions of waste management in cities like Salzburg and Vienna were introduced and explained. The waste management association of Pongau in the mountainous countryside of Austria were also shown as a model for organizing waste management in areas with similar geographic features in Georgia.


The delegation also had the opportunity to visit waste treatment installations and recycling centers in Vienna and Salzburg to provide a detailed description about the advanced practice of recycling construction waste in which Austria is one o the leading countries in the European Union. DRZ, an organization where long-term employed people are trained in manual dismantling, repairing and upcycling electrical waste and electronic equipment demonstrated the socio-economic aspects of waste management.


Source and Reference.

https://www.umweltbundesamt.at/en/news_events_reports/news_eaa/en_news_2019/news_en_190708/  

5 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Aaditya

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about how Austria leads Europe in environmental practices.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-08-2019 23:33

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Aaditya

    Thank you for the report on Austrian delegation. As waste management and environmental pollution is ubiquitous, it's imperative for all countries to strengthen cooperation and share technologies used for protecting environments. It's great that the delegation had a chance to learn about developed techniques in European countries for waste management.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 20:47

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