Sustainability, Animal Protection, Comprehensive Environmental Protection, Ensure Water And Food Supply And Research

Original Language Title: Nachhaltigkeit, Tierschutz, umfassender Umweltschutz, Sicherstellung der Wasser- und Lebensmittelversorgung und Forschung

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111. Federal Constitutional law on the sustainability, animal welfare, the comprehensive environmental protection, ensure water and food supply and research

The National Council has decided:

§ 1. The Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to the principle of sustainability in the use of natural resources, ensuring best possible quality of life for future generations.

§ 2. The Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to animal welfare.

3. (1) the Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to the comprehensive environmental protection.

(2) comprehensive environmental protection is the preservation of the natural environment as the livelihood of the people against the harmful effects. Comprehensive environmental protection is in particular to measures on the pollution of air, water and soil, as well as to avoid disturbance by noise.

§ 4. The Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to the water supply as part of general interest and their responsibility for securing their provision and quality.

§ 5. The Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to the security of supply of the population with high-quality food of animal and vegetable origin also from domestic production, as well as the sustainable extraction of natural resources in Austria to ensure security of supply.

§ 6. The Republic of Austria (Federal, State and municipal) is committed to the importance of fundamental research and applied research.

§ 7. The Federal Government is entrusted with the execution of this federal constitutional law.

§ 8. This federal constitutional law shall enter into force the day of its proclamation. At the same time the Federal Constitutional law on the comprehensive environmental protection, Federal Law Gazette No. 491/1984, override.

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