Club Arc Alpin makes a stand on climate change, the expansion of fixed rope routes, and motorised offroad traffic
On September 12 the Club Arc Alpin (CAA) held its members' meeting in Innsbruck at which it formulated political demands on climate change and adopted a number of policy documents on fixed rope routes and motorised offroad traffic.
On the subject of climate change the CAA called for a reduction in CO2 as well as a move away from a dependency on fossil sources of energy. It specifically addressed the issue of traffic, to which it suggested a number of measures.
Opening up the mountains to outdoor sports in a way that is compatible with nature: the CAA is calling for restrictions on the expansion of fixed rope routes.
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The two policy documents are aimed at protecting the mountain environment, its peace and tranquillity as well as its natural landscape. The policy document on fixed rope routes calls for a moderate, co-ordinated and environmentally compatible development of the mountains.
In its second policy document, which looks at offroad traffic, the CAA expressed its clear opposition to any form of offroad motorised activities away from the official highways and byways of the Alps. It also called for stricter checks and fines.
The policy documents and the climate change demands can be downloaded from the CAA's website:
Climate change demands: