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European mountain areas: focusing on trendsetting projects

Declaration of Lillehammer: decision-makers need to support initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency

Declaration of Lillehammer: decision-makers need to support initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency © EnergieAgentur.NRW / www.flickr.com

In mid-September 350 experts and interested participants from 23 countries gathered in Lillehammer/NO to discuss the implementation of innovative projects in European mountain areas. By now in the mountains of Europe there are already multiple trendsetting projects in progress. One of the conclusions reached by the experts is that a better usage needs to be made of that potential, and that it also needs to be expanded further.
A number of these projects are featured in the Conference Booklet, among them the CIPRA project climalp - energy-efficient buildings built from regional timber in the Alpine region. The Conference also adopted the Declaration of Lillehammer, in which Euromontana, the European association for mountain territories, underlined its commitment to innovation in European mountain areas. A resource centre for innovation is to be set up to disseminate examples of good practices and to benefit of opportunities for cooperation. The Declaration also contains recommendations to decision-makers at the regional, national and international level on ways to promote innovations in mountain areas and support their future development.
For more information on the Conference, the Conference Booklet and the Declaration of Lillehammer visit: www.euromontana.org/English/events