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Report confirms the link between economy growth and environmental pollution
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Austrian Economy/Environment Report
Although the Austrian as well as the European politics declared themselves in favour of a sustainable development, there has been no decoupling of economy growth from the consumption of natural resources in the last decades.

On the contrary, the report issued by the Austrian Federal Environment Agency and the institute for economics of the University Klagenfurt shows a strong interaction of economy growth (as measured by the gross domestic product) and the use of energy and raw materials in the national economy. As a result, the growth of economic activities has more than “just” compensated energy efficiency measures.

The full-text article is available in German only.
 

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