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Point of view: Switzerland needs help with its climate policy
by CIPRA International published May 25, 2016 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:06 AM — filed under: ,
Switzerland was formerly a leading light in environmental policy. Today, sadly, it does not even have a plan for implementing the goals of the Paris climate agreement, says Hans Weber, executive director of CIPRA Switzerland.
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Point of view: Biodiversity Conservation: less talk, more action
by CIPRA International published May 17, 2017 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:06 AM — filed under: , ,
May 22nd marks the International Day for Biological Diversity, an initiative brought into life by the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2000. Martha Dunbar, Project Manager for Biodiversity and Landscape, fears that now in 2017 we are still treading water.
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Point of view: Europe and its Alps
by alpMedia published Apr 24, 2019 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
The fundamental question facing the direct elections to the European Parliament in May 2019 is: hat is the outlook – in Europe and in the Alps – for democracy and “good governance”? Erwin Rothgang, Vice-President of CIPRA International, argues for new forms of co-operation.
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Point of view: Second homes – no end in sight
by Bachner Christina published Apr 15, 2014 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:09 AM — filed under: ,
By voting “Yes” in 2012 in the referendum “No to the unrestricted building of second homes”, Swiss voters expressed their desire for new tourism policies. Dominik Siegrist, President of CIPRA International, expresses doubt that the population’s demand canactually be implemented.
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Point of view: The Alps: on course for sustainability
by CIPRA International published Feb 05, 2015 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
It is time to reflect on the unique values of the Alps, emphasises the President of CIPRA International, Katharina Conradin, after her first 100 days in office. Her plea is for a common goal: the Alps as a model region for sustainability.
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Point of view: Equal opportunities for trains and trucks!
by CIPRA International published Nov 07, 2019 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
224 million tonnes of goods rolled through the Alps last year, a new record – more than two thirds of it on trucks. To decrease the pressure on nature and humans along the transit axes, railways and roads have be on the same level playing field, says Jakob Dietachmair, Project Manager at CIPRA International.
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Point of view: So the landscape has a future
by alpMedia published Jun 12, 2019 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:14 AM — filed under: , ,
The guardians of the landscape are the people who live there. They must be involved in the decision-making and development processes, says Špela Berlot, Managing Director of CIPRA Slovenia.
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Point of view: The tourism dilemma
by CIPRA International published May 30, 2018 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
Travel threatens the very values upon which tourism in the Alps depends, creating a real dilemma. Sustainable mobility in tourism is not simply a competitive advantage, but a “must”, states Barbara Wülser, deputy director of CIPRA International.
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Point of view: Water will not tolerate resistance
by CIPRA International published Oct 06, 2021 last modified Oct 06, 2021 08:45 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Extreme weather conditions are also increasingly affecting the Alps. The climate crisis is driving this development. Can more and more dams, barriers or power stations solve the problem and at the same time satisfy the growing hunger for energy? We must work with the power of water rather than against it, says Kaspar Schuler, CIPRA’s Executive Director and co-author of CIPRA’s new position paper on hydropower.
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Macro-region Alps: get involved!
by Posch Eva published Aug 26, 2014 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:19 AM — filed under:
The European strategy for the Alps could compensate for the shortcomings of the Alpine Convention, says Claire Simon, Executive Director of CIPRA International. Now, during the consultation phase, is an opportunity to participate and demand sustainability.
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