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Victory for landscape protection

Apr 07, 2015
Victory for landscape protection

The controversial application to build a wind farm on the Sattelberg near the Brenner Pass was rejected in a final appeal heard by the Italian Council of State in Rome.

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How much protection for protected areas?

Apr 07, 2015
How much protection for protected areas?

The Alps are a bastion of biodiversity, a function that will become even more important in the future as rising temperatures endanger the survival of many species at lower altitudes.

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Getting the modal shift moving

Jun 03, 2015
Getting the modal shift moving

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.

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Initiating change for a good life in the Alps

Jun 03, 2015
Initiating change for a good life in the Alps

What does it take to ensure a good life in the Alps? What social and political changes are necessary? Answers will be provided at the annual CIPRA Conference to be held on 25 and 26 September 2015 in Ruggell, Liechtenstein.

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The real treasure of the Alps

Jun 03, 2015
The real treasure of the Alps

A Swiss energy producer is to receive a prize for finding a successful compromise between the protection and use of water: while the head of the Upper Allgäu district authority has approved the building of a small power plant in a protected area over the head of his own officials. Two examples of the tension existing between conservation and the energy transition.

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Strange but true...

Apr 29, 2015

…Are beavers really just great big clumsy rodents?

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Youthful ideas for “My Green Alps”

Mar 24, 2015
Youthful ideas for “My Green Alps”

What will it take for residents of the Alps to take responsibility for their own habitat? Participants of the Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention provided some answers at Kamnik in Slovenia.

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Energy and nature in the Alps: a balancing act

Mar 24, 2015
Energy and nature in the Alps: a balancing act

How do we manage the balancing act between renewable energy production and nature conservation in the Alps? The final conference of the recharge.green project can provide the answers. Organised by CIPRA, it will take place from 20 to 21 May 2015 in Sonthofen, Germany.

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Bus and train: new moves in the Alps-Adriatic region

Mar 24, 2015
Bus and train: new moves in the Alps-Adriatic region

Public transport between Italy, Austria and Slovenia is moving forward. The consequences remain to be seen.

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No breathing space in the Alpine regions

Feb 05, 2015
No breathing space in the Alpine regions

As CIPRA South Tyrol has flagged up, EU limits for nitrogen oxides are being massively exceeded in the region. There is an acute need for action, both in South Tyrol and in other Alpine regions.

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