"Sustainable construction" is the first pillar the Austrian Recovery & Resilience Plan. The focus is placed on inhibiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, tackling energy poverty, and decarbonizing the transport and industry sectors.
This pillar has 4 components:
1. Renovation offensive, through the Renewable Heat Act (EUR 208.9 million);
2. Environmental friendly mobility through Mobility Master Plan 2030 and 123 Climate Tickets (EUR 848.6 million);
3. Biodiversity and circular economy, through a legal framework which would increase the collection rates for plastic beverage packaging and the supply of reusable containers in grocery retailers (EUR 350 million);
4. Industry transition towards climate neutrality, through the renewable expansion law (EUR 100 million).
The total budget for this pillar is EUR 1.5 billion.