Southeast Austria feeling the effects of climate change

General News

By Rebecca Musgrave Temperatures are rising at a rate three times higher than the rest of the world in Southeast Styria. This change in climate may well be responsible for the driest November on record this year. The UN climate change conference began yesterday (Mon) in Durban, South Africa, prior to which current climate figures […]

Berlakovich under Green fire


Greens chairwoman Eva Glawischnig has hit out at People’s Party (ÖVP) Environment Minister Nikolaus Berlakovich.The Green Party head said Austria was likely to fail reducing its greenhouse gas emissions – and made the minister responsible for the development. Glawischnig also pointed out that the share of energy from renewable sources declined by two per cent […]

Alliance blames industrialised nations for climate change

Green Austria

By William GreenAustrian environmental groups have launched a fresh attack on industrialised nations ahead of the Copenhagen climate change conference next month.The Austrian Alliance for Climate Justice – which includes 50 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the environmental, development-assistance, social and humanitarian sector claimed yesterday (Weds) that industrialised countries were primarily responsible for climate change.The […]