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Underestimated soil

Oct 04, 2017
Underestimated soil

We cannot breathe it, we cannot drink it, and yet it forms the very basis of our lives: soil feeds us, is home to us, protects us. Why has its importance hardly been recognised until today?

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Point of view: Municipalities as drivers for sustainable development

Oct 04, 2017
Point of view: Municipalities as drivers for sustainable development

Sustainable development cannot be prescribed by law: it needs local people to put it into effect. Municipalities have a key role here, says Jean Horgues-Debat, the newly elected President of CIPRA France.

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Society’s demands mark the landscape

Oct 04, 2017
Society’s demands mark the landscape

Conflicting needs and exaggerated expectations collide when it comes to spatial planning. Its role needs to be rethought, with a move away from overall planning and a shift towards guidance and awareness-raising. This was the tenor of the CIPRA Annual Conference held on 29 and 30 September 2017 in Innsbruck, Austria.

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I-LivAlps: a conclusion for the future

Oct 04, 2017
I-LivAlps: a conclusion for the future

September saw the fourth and final I-LivAlps workshop on social innovation held in the Valle Maira, Italy. The end of the project has produced a rich harvest.

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Reaching a conclusion: whatsalp arrives in Nice

Oct 04, 2017
Reaching a conclusion: whatsalp arrives in Nice

After five countries, 568 hours of walking and 66,000 metres of altitude, on 29 September 2017 the “whatsalp” group arrived in Nice after a three-month trek through the Alps. The group’s conclusions were critical in nature.

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Oct 04, 2017
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Funfair up on the mountain

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Where ideas make waves

Sep 06, 2017
Where ideas make waves

CIPRA is a small organisation with a large network. It enables people to tackle challenges together and learn from one another – like Sandrine Percheval and Cassiano Luminati, who met for the first time at the AlpWeek in Grassau/D.

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Going further, together

Sep 05, 2017

There is an African saying that goes: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” And the trail to sustainable development in the Alps and to preserving the alpine natural environment, its habitat and its economic area is a very long one indeed. It is one the Alliance in the Alps network of municipalities and CIPRA International have been trekking along together since 1997.

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A pioneering region for a carbon-neutral economy and life

Aug 30, 2017
A pioneering region for a carbon-neutral economy and life

The economy of the Alps is to become greener. To make sure it takes on this colour, the comprehensive action programme “Greening the Economy in the Alpine Region” has been launched.

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Salvation for the bees?

Aug 30, 2017
Salvation for the bees?

The European Commission is discussing the use of neonicotinoids. The damage caused by these insecticides also strongly affects bees.

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