I came across this website with ideas from Austria in terms of how they’re moving towards a sustainable future, the economic opportunities and environmental benefits, lifestyle benefits.
It makes good reading.
This page, for example, talks about Technologies for Sustainable Development http://www.bmvit.gv.at/en/innovation/sustainable.html.
It also describes how and why Austria’s five year research and technology programme aims to generate:
- New economic opportunities
- Better use of natural resources
- Consolidation of Austria’s position in the field of technology
- Positive effects on the economy and employment
through (amongst other things):
- Strengthening competence in research and development
- Guiding principles of sustainability
- Orientation towards benefit and need
- Efficient use of resources
- Use of renewable resources
- Multiple use and recycling
- Securing employment, income and quality of life.