Environmental Protection and Mountains
Year of publication: 2011
Is environmental law adapted to the challenges faced by mountain areas?
This collection of essays discusses and tries to answer the question whether environmental law is sufficiently adapted to respond to the specific environmental challenges faced by mountain ecosystems. This issue was the subject of an international conference held in April 2010 that gathered all the contributors in Innsbruck (Austria) on the initiative of the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention in cooperation with the Institute for European and International Law of the University of Innsbruck and with the support of the Slovenian Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning (Presidency of the Alpine Convention 2009-2011), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment (Lebensministerium) and the Province of Tyrol.