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Point of view: who will fill the macro-regional Alpine house with life?

Jan 29, 2014
Point of view: who will fill the macro-regional Alpine house with life?

Just as in the building of a house, the inhabitants are the most important persons involved in the Alpine macro-region. But, eight weeks after the start of the process, states and regions have yet to indicate to the representatives of civil society whether they may contribute. R.S.V.P.

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Point of view: The mountains do not grow to heaven

Dec 13, 2013
Point of view: The mountains do not grow to heaven

Mountains and valleys do not grow bigger - at least not in the human timescale. Yet our appetites grow from day to day. Sooner or later we will have to adapt our consumption of natural resources to their availability. We had better decide freely for a more modest life before we are forced to do so, demands Claire Simon.

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Point of view: the enlightened Olympics-free Alps

Nov 13, 2013
Point of view: the enlightened Olympics-free Alps

The referendum decisions against "Munich 2022" and "Graubünden 2022" prove that the Olympic spirit is dead. Simply not everyone has yet noticed.

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CIPRA viewpoint: for an environmentally friendly and participative energy transition

Sep 18, 2013
CIPRA viewpoint: for an environmentally friendly and participative energy transition

The energy transition is one answer to the threat of global warming and the explosive risks of nuclear energy. Erwin Rothgang, President of CIPRA Germany, speaks about the minimum requirements for the Bavarian Alps.

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CIPRA's point of view: Co-operation, not killing

Aug 23, 2013
CIPRA's point of view: Co-operation, not killing

The authorities in Graubünden are demanding that bears be shot in Italy before they cross into Switzerland and potentially cause problems there. Is a preventive shooting really suitable to prevent conflicts with humans?

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CIPRA's point of view: The Alps are far too valuable for the Olympics

Mar 12, 2013
CIPRA's point of view: The Alps are far too valuable for the Olympics

The result of the vote held on 3 March 2013 in Graubünden is clear: 52.7% are against the Winter Olympics being held there in 2022. This example shows that there is no desire for gigantism in the Alps.

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CIPRA's point of view: New solidarity between the Alps and metropolitan areas

May 30, 2012
CIPRA's point of view:  New solidarity between the Alps and metropolitan areas

Various political actors are pushing for the development of a macro-region for the Alps. CIPRA also says yes to an Alpine macro-region - but only within a clear framework. This offers the opportunity to make the rest of Europe aware of the issues facing its Alpine regions.

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CIPRA's point of view: Alpine Convention: Italy says yes but Switzerland still says no

May 30, 2012
CIPRA's point of view: Alpine Convention: Italy says yes but Switzerland still says no

Italy, surprisingly, has ratified eight of nine protocols of the Alpine Convention. Only Switzerland has yet to sign up. We do not need the protocols, stated the Swiss Federal Council recently - Swiss policy is, in its view, more sustainable than in any other Alpine country.

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CIPRA's point of view: 60 years of CIPRA

Apr 26, 2012
CIPRA's point of view:  60 years of CIPRA

The International Commission for the Protection of the Alps, CIPRA, has reason to celebrate. On 5 May this umbrella organisation, containing some one hundred members from all countries in the Alps, will turn 60.

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Bruno Stephan Walder is new CIPRA director

Apr 26, 2012
Bruno Stephan Walder is new CIPRA director

Inhabitants of the Alpine regions should feel more strongly connected to each other. This is the wish of the new director of CIPRA International, Bruno Stephan Walder.

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