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Relief for the Environment and for Traffic through Regional Economies
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Networking activities in tourism and regional economy circles in the town of the Ammergauer Alpen under a common brand
How can regional economy circles be supported in a sustainable way? How can the survival of country farms be guaranteed and the image of a living natural and cultural landscape be preserved? How can it be enhanced sustainably? How can the needs (and consequences) of modern tourism be harmonised in an environmentally friendly way with regional products and modes of production? Answering these questions and solving the connected tasks within the framework of the Alpine Conventions protocols, these are the tasks that the towns in the Ammergauer Alpen have set for themselves and as platform for the inter-town implementation in 2004 they have set up the Ammergauer Alpen GmbH.
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Conference of Regions in Kranjska Gora/SI
On 24 October 2003 representatives of the seven pilot regions of the EU research project REGALP convened at the Conference of Regions for an exchange of experience at Kranjska Gora/SI.
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Promoting produce from mountain regions
The "Mountain Group" of the Forestry Department at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a new research project. Between September 2003 and March 2004 examples of good practice from all over the world are to be collated and evaluated, focusing on instances where quality products from mountain regions contribute to strengthening the local economy without impacting on the environment.
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State subsidies for regional products compatible with EU law
Buying products from the region strengthens regional economic cycles and is kinder on the climate. However there has been some debate within the EU whether the subsidising of regional products by members state governments actually obstructed the European single market.
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From timber construction to hay wraps - Besides natural resources people's skills and commitment are the Alps' real wealth
Deploring the exodus of the population and the proliferation of tourism, and doing nothing about it, is one approach; the other, far more constructive solution is to show how money can be earned, and secure jobs created, using the resources available locally.
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climalp video: living in a plus-energy house
CIPRA's climalp project demonstrates that energy-efficient houses built using regionally sourced timber are highly beneficial when it comes to living comfort, the climate, and the regional economy. A recent video featuring the single-family home of the Götz family built in Switzerland's Rhine valley in 2004 illustrates what sustainable, climate-friendly building can look like in practice.
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“The Climalp excursion was a breakthrough”
The local authority in Saint-Jean-d’Arvey decided to use local timber to construct an energy-efficient multipurpose building. In an interview with the Mayor Jean-Claude Monin, we learn how the idea was inspired by a CIPRA visit to Vorarlberg.
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Germany: Regional and ecological produce for Allgäu clinics
In future clinics in the Allgäu region are to be provided with nutritionally balanced meals made from regional and ecological produce. Bavaria's Agricultural Minister Josef Miller referred to the brand programme Aus gutem Grund [On Good Grounds] as a milestone in regional marketing. He added that the initiative could well pave the way for the use of regional produce in community catering.
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Die regionalwirtschaftliche Bedeutung des Nationalparktourismus
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