The aim of a sustainable air pollution policy is the protection of human health, animals and plants, their habitats and the preventive reduction of pollution. Current initiatives, such as the "Enterprise Energy Turnaround" project of the BMLFUW, help households, businesses and municipalities to sustainably reduce their CO2 emissions.
The domestic environmental technology sector offers a range of appropriate technologies that aim at the most comprehensive possible avoidance of air pollutants. Air pollution control and climate protection are major economic factors in Austria. According to Statistics Austria, the sector generated annual sales of around 1.4 billion euros in 2014 with a workforce of almost 10,000 people.
The immision control law, the air quality directive or the ozone law as well as tight air quality control build the basis of Austrian’s air quality. The compliance with air pollutants such as ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine dust is controlled at air-quality control points. In addition to the daily air quality report and the daily ozone report, the Federal Environment Agency also publishes monthly and annual reports as well as the climate protection report. The collected data are the basis for measures to maintain and further improve air quality.
Fine dust (PM10 and PM2.5)