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Connecting Mountains, people, nature - shaping the framework for an efficient european biodiversity policy for the alps

Jun 08, 2015
Connecting Mountains, people, nature - shaping the framework for an efficient european biodiversity policy for the alps

How successful are biodiversity policies, strategies and projects at connecting humans and nature in the Alps? The greenAlps project surveyed how efficient and effective nature conservation instruments are from the European to the municipal level. Our ultimate goal is to stimulate pro-nature governance change in Alpine countries.

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Staking a claim for nature - Policy recommendations for the alpine space

Jun 08, 2015
Staking a claim for nature - Policy recommendations for the alpine space

The policy recommendations in this document highlight some of the gaps that have to be filled and needs that have to be met in order to implement successful nature protection measures. Moreover, they underline the huge impact that political situations have on nature conservation.

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Energy & nature in the Alps: a balancing act. - Perpetual Calendar

Jun 01, 2015
Energy & nature in the Alps: a balancing act. - Perpetual Calendar

This perpetual calendar explains the main project findings, in particular to decision-makers from local to Alps-wide level. It takes readers through the decision-making process that the fictional town of “Alpine Vale” goes through when discussing the potential use of renewable energy.

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EEA Report No 8/2014 - Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

Mar 16, 2015
EEA Report No 8/2014 - Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

Challenges and options across transport modes and stakeholders. This report explores current climate change adaptation practices concerning transport across European countries. It provides an overview on the challenges and state adaptation action, a review of a number of initiatives in different countries, and conclusions on a potential way forward. Its purpose is to stimulate discussions among the many different stakeholders concerned with transport adaptation. Opening the perspective on the transport system and sector as a whole should inspire and encourage learning from practices across modes and areas of responsibility and support efforts to mainstream adaptation within transport-related policy and practices. The factual information collected is based on data available in the Climate-ADAPT information platform, a literature review, case studies provided by many stakeholders, and a questionnaire on transport and adaptation addressed to EEA member countries in 2013.

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Save the alpine rivers!

Feb 11, 2015
Save the alpine rivers!

WWF European Alpine Program, 2014

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Mountain Research and Development, Vol 34, No 4, on Family Farming in Mountains

Dec 16, 2014
Mountain Research and Development, Vol 34, No 4, on Family Farming in Mountains

Based on centuries of experience in tackling mountain environments, farming families and communities have developed distinctive forms of institutions and organizational arrangements. This MRD Focus Issue on Family Farming in Mountains addresses the question to what extent these institutions and organizational arrangements have been able to cope with the current multiple challenges. It also explores whether family farming practices have succeeded in generating solutions in combination with new institutional arrangements and policies, and whether this enables family farmers in mountains to benefit from new opportunities.. The geographical range of papers in this issue reaches from Italy to Ukraine, Slovakia, China, Bolivia, and Spain.

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Mountain Landscape

Dec 12, 2014
Mountain Landscape

A decisionsupport system for the accessibility

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