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Nature providing services in the Alps

Oct 02, 2018
Nature providing services in the Alps

Whether mountain forests that protect us from avalanches and clean our air, or rivers and alpine pastures that provide us drinking water, energy or nourishment: in the AlpES Project ten partner organisations from six alpine countries have evaluated and documented ecosystem services for the past three years. They will present their results on 21st and 22nd November 2018 at a Final Event in Innsbruck/A. Press representatives are kindly invited to attend.

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Youth Alpine Interrail

Mar 01, 2019
Youth Alpine Interrail

Sustainability and travel fever do not have to be mutually exclusive: The "Youth Alpine Interrail Pass" makes it possible to experience eight Alpine countries and at the same time travel climate-friendly by public transport for 50 euros. Young people between the ages of 16 and 27 could apply for the "Youth Alpine Interrail Pass" until 17 April 2019. The selected participants are invited to share their adventures on social mediaand the project's website. At the end of the summer, the best photographers and authors will be awarded.

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AlpInnoCT

Feb 16, 2017
AlpInnoCT

The Alps are a sensitive ecosystem that has to be protected from pollutant emissions and climate change. The alpine road freight transport has enormous ecological and sociocultural effects on the alpine habitat. Most actors such as forwarders, port operators, administrations and consumers, are aware of these negative effects and they are working on their own technical or regulatory solutions. However, a constructive and participatory dialogue between all involved actors, in order to promote sustainable freight transport within the Alps, has not been established so far.

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Alpine Dialogue

Alpine Dialogue

Energy transition does not stop at the gates of the Alps. A low carbon society and nuclear phase-out are on the political agenda of the Alpine governments. In sensitive natural areas of the Alps, the increased use of renewable energy can lead – and is already leading – to significant conflicts, for instance between the last natural rivers and hydropower.

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