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Youth and climate as the focus of AlpWeek

Sep 02, 2020 / alpMedia
What do young people think about climate change in the Alps? This is the main theme of the AlpWeek Intermezzo, due to take place in Nice in December 2020.
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The city of Nice – located at the end of the Alpine arc – is hosting this year’s AlpWeek Intermezzo. (c) Métropole-N.C.A.

The living environment and the professions that are considered typically “Alpine” today will probably not be so tomorrow – mainly due to climate change. The AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 in Nice will focus on what this means for the younger generation. The AlpWeek presents actions, ideas and projects that are carried out for or by young people themselves. The aim is to raise awareness of the need to preserve habitats and the fauna and flora living there. The event is intended to show that there are highly motivated young people who want to help shape solutions for the future and learn more about how to transform their homelands into climate-friendly regions.

Like its big sister, the AlpWeek, which takes place every four years, the AlpWeek Intermezzo is an international event on sustainable development and related Alpine issues. It is jointly organised by central organisations active throughout the Alps – including CIPRA. AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 is being held in conjunction with the closing events of the French Presidency of the Alpine Convention and EUSALP. It thus offers an ideal opportunity for the various players to meet and exchange ideas. Institutions, young people and local authorities are invited to take part in the event and help shape it. Proposals for workshops, excursions or market stands can be submitted until 10 September 2020.


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