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MARS and FUNalpin examine sustainability in the Alpine region

Aug 25, 2005 / alpMedia
As part of the MARS Interreg IIIB project (Monitoring the Alpine Region's Sustainability) 22 partners from six countries (A, CH, D, FL, I, SI) worked on drawing up a set of indicators for measuring and evaluating sustainable development in the Alpine region.
The set of 45 wide-ranging indicators provided the basis for benchmarking the 33 regions concerned by the project. Within the scope of the project the Austrian federal province of Vorarlberg emerged as the most sustainable region.
The Swiss FUNalpin project is also looking at sets of indicators for sustainable regional development. This project's key issue concerns the emergence of new forms of production in all the main sectors of the Alpine region. As a traditional resource the "Alpine landscape" is losing its significance and increasingly being replaced by technical structures, fun events, etc. The project is working on a strategy for a reorientation of regional policy within these altered outline conditions and is drawing up a concept for an indicator-based certification process for label regions.
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