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Cultural laboratory Alps

Jul 31, 2019
Cultural laboratory Alps

Screeching saws, purring guitars, sizzling pans – that’s the sound of culture in the Alps. The CIPRA Annual Symposium on 25 and 26 October in Altdorf, Switzerland will focus on the impact of culture and how it can contribute to sustainable development.

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Déjà-vu: Winter Olympic Games in Italy

Jul 31, 2019
Déjà-vu: Winter Olympic Games in Italy

Twenty years after the 2006 Games in Turin, the 2026 Winter Olympics return to the Italian Alps. The venues are jubilant and expectations are high. But a look at past games warns us to be cautious, because all too often they have merely left behind debts and ruined buildings.

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Making politics with fire

Jul 31, 2019
Making politics with fire

From the Trift Glacier in Switzerland to the Vrsič Pass in Slovenia, around 30 “Fires in the Alps” will burn across the Alpine peaks on 10 August 2019. People from all Alpine countries are thus setting a common sign for living waters and the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps.

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Rethinking spaces

Jul 31, 2019
Rethinking spaces

A picnic at a construction site, the rescue of undeveloped land and the conversion of an old barracks: three examples that rethink spatial planning in the Alps.

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Jul 31, 2019
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“There's no other way”

Jul 29, 2019
“There's no other way”

As a minister, 55-year-old Slovenian Alenka Smerkolj has already drawn up a strategy for Slovenia's sustainable development. As Secretary General of the Alpine Convention, she now intends to continue along this path.

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Sectorial Development of Green Economy in the Alpine Region

Jul 17, 2019
Sectorial Development of Green Economy in the Alpine Region

The final document on the Green Economy Action Programme has been adopted by the alpine ministers at the XV. Alpine conference in Innsbruck on the 4th of April 2019. The Action Programme was elaborated by the consortium blue!, CIPRA International and Spatial Foresight.

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Point of view: So the landscape has a future

Jun 12, 2019
Point of view: So the landscape has a future

The guardians of the landscape are the people who live there. They must be involved in the decision-making and development processes, says Špela Berlot, Managing Director of CIPRA Slovenia.

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Holidaying with a clear conscience

Jun 12, 2019
Holidaying with a clear conscience

From Germany’s first mountaineering village, to the Italian “Albergo Diffuso”, to coworking space in a Swiss holiday region: three inspiring examples that show how environmentally friendly and socially responsible holidays in the Alps can be.

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For visitors and for locals

Apr 24, 2019
For visitors and for locals

What is a good life in the Alps? How can tourism be reshaped? CIPRA International has dedicated its 2018 Annual Report to both local residents and visitors to the Alps and, under the motto “Visitors and residents”, has illustrated how tourism and quality of life can be compatible.

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