Advice on Environmental Law

Advice for environmental organisations, citizens' initiatives and individuals

As part of our Environmental Law Advisory Service, we have been providing advice on issues since 2003. As a basis we also provide information texts on environmental law (in German only) and report on current Austrian, European and international developments in our Newsflash Environmental Law .

Advice on environmental law

We are happy to advise you on legal environmental issues!
Do you have an environmental law question, or an issue? ÖKOBÜRO offers a free initial legal consultation. We support and advise individuals, environmental protection organisations and citizens’ initiatives in their work via e-mail, telephone or in person. Depending on how extensive the question is, we can provide you with immediate information or create an overview to help you.

Step 1: Consultation by e-mail

The easiest way to get advice is via e-mail. Send us a short description of your issue and specific questions and we will process them as quickly as possible. You are welcome to send us your documents. Important information that we need to assess most topics is:

  • Are there any ongoing proceedings?
  • If so: are you a party to the procedure?
  • What steps have you taken so far?
  • What exactly do you want to know?

Step 2: Telephone consultation and in-person meeting
If the case is more complex, we can also arrange an in-person meeting or telephone call. However, we would kindly ask you to inform us in advance via e-mail and describe your issue to us. We will then call you back or arrange a personal consultation with you.

Individual research with our information texts on environmental law
For a start, we recommend taking a look at our information texts (currently only available in German). We have provided a brief and concise overview of various legal areas to help you find your way around. 

Always up to date: our Environmental Law NewsflashThere is plenty going on in environmental law. To always keep you on top of what is happening, we send out an environmental law newsflash seven times a year – free of charge. We offer quick and easy information on amendments to laws and explain European law and court rulings in an clear manner. (Currently only available in German with an English summary provided)

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We take great care with our work and respond to each request individually. However, we cannot guarantee that we are fully aware of every aspect of every case and therefore cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.

The ÖKOBÜRO Environmental Law Advisory Service is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.