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News, publications, press releases, positions... on this page you find current and alpine-relevant information from Italy.

No pardon for crimes against the environment

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Damaging the environment in Italy can henceforth be punished with a jail term of up to fifteen years. Environmental legislation was also a concern of CIPRA co-founder Wolfgang Burhenne. A biography is now dedicated to him.

New format, new content

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In 2014, CIPRA Italy created a new format for work on its territory: a Development Workshop for the Alps.

Expo: Musicians crossing borders

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On Sunday, 7 June 2015, the curtain will rise on 123 talented singers and musicians from Italy, France and Slovenia, some of them with special needs! Two orchestras and a women's choir from three Alpine countries will perform together for the very first time at the Expo 2015 in Milan. Their music will conquer language barriers, unite different experiences and reveal the diversity and creativity of the Alpine space.

Jugendliche erproben neue Lebensstile

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Bahn frei für den «Youth Alpine Express»! Mit einer Reise an die Expo startet diese Woche das neue Jugendprojekt der CIPRA. Zwei Dutzend junge Menschen aus allen Alpenländern testen zwei Jahre lang nachhaltige Lebensstile – und bringen ihre Erfahrungen, Erkenntnisse und Empfehlungen in die Politik.

Getting the modal shift moving

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Austria gives the green light for the construction of a controversial rail tunnel. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office for Transport has published two reports that suggest that the modal shift of goods onto rail can succeed even without large infrastructure projects.

Ski lifts in Italy to become liable for tax

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The Supreme Court in Italy has now ruled that cable cars and chair lifts do not count as public transport, meaning that municipal tax on real estate is therefore now payable. The judgment has led to uproar in ski resorts.

Signal fires against transit traffic

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Transit traffic over the main Alpine crossings is steadily increasing. Projects such as a second tube for the Gotthard road tunnel are increasing the attractiveness of road transport for goods. This year’s CIPRA action, “Fire across the Alps”, takes aim at this trend.