Nature&Law

The Office of the Environmental Ombudsman for the Tyrol is mainly involved in advocacy work in the context of nature conservation and waste disposal proceedings, and environmental impact assessments (EIA), for which it has a legal mandate. In addition to the department with responsibility for nature conservation at the Office of the Tyrolean Regional Government and the corresponding offices of the district authorities, the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman also serves as a contact for members of the general public in matters concerning nature conservation. This site provides information on citizens’ initiatives in EIA proceedings.

Legal mandate

The Office of the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman is an institution with a mandate to represent the interests of nature and the environment in approval procedures. The Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman is formally answerable to the Tyrolean Regional Government. More...

Party status

In the Tyrol, the authorities handle about 1200 approval procedures a year on the basis of the Tyrolean Nature Conservation Law. In these proceedings, the Regional Environmental Ombudsman represents the interests of nature and the environment. More...

Opinions&appeals

As a party to the proceedings, the Environmental Ombudsman can issue opinions and lodge appeals. More...

Citizens´initiatives

The local people have a strong voice! Citizen involvement in the affected communities is a sign of a living democracy and has considerable weight in protecting the natural environment. We have drawn up a checklist for citizens’ initiatives for downloading. More...

Relevant legislation

The Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman represents the interests of nature and the environment as a party to official approval procedures. This mandate is based on the following laws: the Tyrolean Nature Conservation Law, the Environmental Impact Assessment Law, the Agriculture Act, the Agricultural Amendment Act and the Environmental Management Law. More...

Enquiries and complaints

Along with the Tyrolean Regional Government and the district authorities, the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman serves as a contact for members of the general public with an interest in nature conservation and those who wish to report a problem. Where an offence is found to have been committed, the basic principle is always to develop the best possible solution on the basis of a consensus between the parties involved. Contact is invited by mail or telephone. More...

Tel.: 0512/508-3492
email: landesumweltanwalt(at)tirol.gv.at

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