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The Alps are renewed in Poschiavo

Val Poschiavo

Val Poschiavo: at the Alpine Week, politicians and the electorate will be reflecting for the first time on the future of the Alps as a living space and economic area. © Valposchiavo

On what sort of resources are the Alps building their future? Can climate change be an opportunity? What ought to be done to ensure that young people have prospects? The Alpine Week being held in the Swiss valley of Val Poschiavo from 5 to 8 September 2012 aims to discuss just how renewable the Alps actually are.
Various seminars, lectures, exhibitions and field trips are to be held simultaneously, along with presentations of projects and organisations. The Alpine Week sees itself as a forum of encounter between scientists, politicians, conservationists and people who live, work and holiday in the Alps.
The Alp Week 2012 is being held as part of Switzerland's presidency of the Alpine Convention. The 50th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Alpine Convention is also set to take place at the Alpine Week along with the 12th Alpine Conference, at which the environment ministers of the Alpine States are to formulate the guidelines of a joint Alpine policy. This third instalment of the Alp Week is being organised in co-operation with the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA), the Alliance in the Alps network of municipalities, the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR), the Network of Alpine Protected Areas (ALPARC), and the Club Arc Alpin (CAA).
For more information: www.alpweek.org