Vienna - Life in the green heart of a nation with one of Europe’s most ambitious climate targets is about to get even greener, according to the woman responsible for making it happen.

The centrepiece of Leonore Gewessler’s plan is a radical revamp of Austria’s public transportation networks, giving residents nationwide access to buses, trains and subways for a flat yearly fee that works out at €3 a day, encouraging citizens to leave their cars at home. Austria’s minister for climate, energy and transportation policy, is drafting new laws that will redistribute billions of euros towards more ecologically friendly activities in the euro area’s sixth biggest economy...

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