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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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CIPRA's point of view: Knowing how to shape the climate

Apr 26, 2012
CIPRA's point of view:  Knowing how to shape the climate

We should discharge no more greenhouse gases than the natural systems in the Alps, such as forests or moorlands, can absorb - CIPRA's vision, set out in its annual report, argues for sustained climate protection.

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CIPRA's point of view: Water on!

Feb 22, 2012
CIPRA's point of view:  Water on!

Austria's checklist for the building of hydroelectric power plants is technically sound, offering transparency for building permits, but no protection for ecologically intact waters.

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CIPRA's point of view: An appeal for the mountains

Jan 25, 2012
CIPRA's point of view:  An appeal for the mountains

Bigger, faster, further: not even the mountains are immune to this mantra of growth. CIPRA France is thus seeking visions for a sustainable future for both people and mountains.

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Implementing knowledge - making the most of local potential: "Green" jobs and solar-heated mountain refuges

Mar 20, 2007
Implementing knowledge - making the most of local potential: "Green" jobs and solar-heated mountain refuges

Incorporating sustainability objectives into political programmes is not enough to achieve a sustainable development in the Alpine region. As many of those affected by the policies as possible must take part, particularly at the local level. Sustainable projects always have the best opportunities wherever local or regional organisations make the most of the scope they have under policy instruments.

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