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International Conference: The Alps beyond Kyoto

Schiestlhaus

The Schiestlhaus, an energy-efficient refuge at over 2000 m above sea level. © pos architekten

CIPRA, the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps, is organising an international conference on energy efficiency and renewable energies in the Alpine region from 20 to 22 September.
CIPRA firmly believes that the Alps have all the potential to become a model region in climate terms; with a cost-conscious approach to energy and the intelligent use of existing renewable energies (wood, water, sun, wind and geothermal energy) the Alpine regions could easily improve on the CO2 reduction targets set as part of the Kyoto Protocol.
The Conference is structured in three parts. Firstly, international experts are to speak on each individual source of renewable energy, their significance today in the Alpine region, and their potential. Another focal point consists of policy instruments for reducing energy consumption, for example incentives and legislation in the area of energy-efficient construction and renovation. The final section looks at examples of good practice. The conference venue is St. Vincent in Italy's Aosta Valley, and the conference languages are Italian, French, German and Slovene.
Programme and registration: www.cipra.org (de/fr/it/sl/en)