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Initiating change for a good life in the Alps

Jun 03, 2015
What does it take to ensure a good life in the Alps? What social and political changes are necessary? Answers will be provided at the annual CIPRA Conference to be held on 25 and 26 September 2015 in Ruggell, Liechtenstein.
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What do the inhabitants of the Alps need to achieve a sustainable life? CIPRA provides answers at its annual conference in 2015. © David Trilling

Development needs change, both at the level of the individual and of society. This means abandoning old habits and daring to embrace the new in order to gain new perspectives and options for action. Annette Jenny from Switzerland, a senior project leader at econcept AG, will explain how eco-friendly behaviour can be encouraged in her presentation on the findings of environmental psychology at the 2015 CIPRA annual conference with its motto “Action for change! We need more than just declarations of intent” to be held in in Ruggell, Liechtenstein.

In dialogue with André Stapfer of the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, Switzerland and wolf expert Duccio Berzi from the Apennine mountains in Italy, participants will discuss changing practices in the protection of nature and the environment. Mayor Peter Brandauer will recount the changes brought about by sustainable transport in the Austrian municipality of Werfenweng. Jean-François Lopez from the Massif des Bauges nature park in France will report on how to change the behaviour of those who practise sports in Alpine mountain areas. Young people will relate their experiences with sustainable travel in the Alps as part of the Youth Alpine Express project.

An initiatives market will provide an opportunity to exchange views with people from the Rhine Valley who have committed themselves to leading a “sufficient” lifestyle. On Saturday participants will tackle the topic of “Change” during the course of three excursions.

The current programme, registration and more information can be found under www.cipra.org/de/jf2015. Closing date for registrations is 31.08.2015.

Source: http://www.cipra.org/de/jf2015 (de)

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