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Alpine region carbon-neutral by 2050

At the 10th Alpine Conference in Evian/F in March 2009 a climate action plan was adopted, which set itself the goal of making the Alpine region a model for prevention and adjustment to climate change.
At the suggestion of Germany, the action plan provides for an assessment of the conditions required to enable the Alpine region to become "carbon-neutral" by 2050.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment has therefore commissioned a study from the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH, in order to give the Alpine states an idea of what would need to be done to achieve this goal and suggest possible strategies. The first stage will be to look at the question of a "Carbon-neutral Alpine Area" with potential strategies and approaches being advanced in collaboration with experts from the Alpine area. An expert hearing will be conducted in Munich/Germany in September 2009 for this purpose. On the basis of the results Germany will submit a proposed course of action for implementation to the 41st Standing Committee of the Alpine Conference under the chairmanship of Slovenia in October 2009. Source: www.bmu.de (de/en)