|Name of instrument||Legal agent of nature conservation (Landesumweltanwalt)|
|Spatial level||federal state|
|Type||Voluntary approaches and agreements / cooperation|
|Subtype||Voluntary, but binding contracts|
|Description||The "Landesumweltanwalt" in Tyrol as a person is stakeholder in most of the supra-local planning decisions within the federal state concerning nature conservation. In this context she/he is obliged to disseminate information and provide assistance to the public. Furthermore, cross-cutting and economic interests shall be taken into consideration.|
|General objectives||The "Landesumweltanwalt" is the spokesman/-woman of the environment in case of intervening related judgments if no other stakeholder is interested or has the possibility to act on a legal basis.
|General objectives keywords||nature conservation;|
|General assessment of strength and weakness||In most cases, the "Landesumweltanwalt" is the only institution that can take legal action by order of nature, where otherwise only economic stakeholders would be represented. Society and media are always informed. In general, the Landesumweltanwalt is regarded as less influential than other political stakeholders.
Weakness concerning regional development: Development processes are slowed down.
Strength concerning regional development: important environmental resources are conserved in long term instead of destruction in short term (sustainability)
|Date of entry||22.03.2007|
|Extension||frequent (<50% and >25%)|
|Comment||important and intelligent instrument which has already achieved sustained success|
|Type of monitoring||Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting|
|Preconditions for implementation|
|Status||strong indirect relevance|
|Status||environmental NGOs, municipal residents|
|Remark||acceptance estimated, maybe higher|
|Remark||Implemented in 8 Austrian federal states|
|Status||Budget, Staff, political will, legislation|
|Status||Direction of effect, type of effect, perpetuity|