Secretary to the Board
Thomas Alge has accompanied the Aarhus Convention in Austria from the very beginning. The rights of the environmental movement and structures for a sustainable Austria are at the top of the environmental lawyer's agenda.
The triple dad relaxes best with a cup of well-tasting espresso.
Public Affairs & Communication
Thomas Mördinger is the main political interface of ÖKOBÜRO, along the way he produces press releases. He is (almost) committed to all matters and is considered a man for all occasions.
The skilled lobbyist is mostly on the road with office dog Leni, both professionally and privately.
Lisa Weinberger is responsible for coordination within the extensive network of SDG Watch Austria. As a lawyer with a sense for sustainable solutions, the implementation of Agenda 2030 is of particular concern to her.
In her private life she looks after her small but fine plant population and advocates media pluralism and gender equality.
Participation & Law Coordinator
Gregor Schamschula is an environmental lawyer and coordinates the legal department at ÖKOBÜRO. His work focuses on water legislation, EIA, European law and participation rigths.
In his private life he prefers to travel green by bicycle and likes to look after homeless cats.
Participation & Law
Priska Lueger's main tasks are international cooperation in environmental law networks and proceedings before international and Union bodies. Most of the time, this involves the Aarhus Convention.
Outside work, sporting activities are just as important to the environmental lawyer as the ice she deserves afterwards.
Participation & Law
Katharina Scharfetter supervises ÖKOBÜRO's environmental proceedings before national authorities and courts. In our European network Justice & Environment, she primarily works on free access to justice in environmental matters. The environmental lawyer answers questions addressed to our environmental law service and coordinates the activities of the ÖKOBÜRO legal interns.
Outside the office, the Salzburg native is most likely to be found in the mountains, both in winter and summer.
Office Management & Controlling
Maja Ravnjak is particularly concerned about the environment. In order to make it easier for the rest of the team to get involved, she keeps ÖKOBÜRO running and keeping an eye on the cash flow figures.
In moments when the mom of one son finds some free time, she likes to do sports and sometimes even lifts the weights.
NGO Watch Dog & Networking
Thanks to Leni, no visit to ÖKOBÜRO remains unannounced. The talented networker also plays the icebreaker for Thomas Mördinger at events and appointments.
Privately, she is hunting squirrels as enthusiastic as unsuccessful.
currently on maternity leave
Birgit Schmidhuber has been working as an environmental lawyer since 2012. In recent years she has been particularly active at European level in advocating strong environmental laws.
The expert on Austrian nature conservation law loves to explore forests and mountains - on foot, by bike and most notably with her son Oskar.