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The strong attendance in Mäder proved that discussing sustainable climate response measures is a key concern for municipalities.

The strong attendance in Mäder proved that discussing sustainable climate response measures is a key concern for municipalities. © CIPRA International

The international climate conference entitled "Municipalities and the climate - Putting mitigation measures to the test" was held in Mäder/A on 21 and 22 January. Around 130 participants from all the Alpine states responded to the invitation of the Alliance in the Alps network of municipalities and CIPRA International to discuss sustainable climate response measures.
Presentations of examples of best practice from the various countries illustrated just what can happen when municipalities actively address the issue of climate change. The conference themes were reflected in projects in the areas of energy, agriculture, environmental education, mobility and nature conservation. The lecture programme was complemented by a range of field trips focusing on mobility, regional marketing concepts and energy efficiency. Participants were able to experience first-hand how theory is put into practice.
The two dynAlp-climate and cc.alps projects intend to pursue their co-operation to help support local players as they go about implementing sustainable climate response measures.
The next stage is to draw up a catalogue of measures. This will provide the municipalities with a useful tool that can help inspire them to come up with climate response measures of their own.
More information is available at www.alpenallianz.org/de/infoservice/presse (de, fr, it)