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Oct 20, 2005

Socio-economic dimension of the Alpine Convention

Austria's Chair of the Alpine Convention sees it as a priority task to focus more on specialist issues during the meetings of the Standing Committee in order once again to develop a greater sensibility for vital issues in the alpine region.

Oct 20, 2005

Pearls of the Alps - Tourism communities promote gentle mobility

25 communities in Italy, Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland have come together to form the "Pearls of the Alps" network. Their objective is to combine tourist sights with the benefits of gentle mobility.

Jul 28, 2005

CIPRA's Future in the Alps competition - 570 projects online

The Future in the Alps competition being held across the Alps has been very well received. By the July 20 submission deadline individuals and organisations from all eight Alpine countries had submitted more than 570 projects.

Mar 10, 2005

State subsidies for regional products compatible with EU law

Buying products from the region strengthens regional economic cycles and is kinder on the climate. However there has been some debate within the EU whether the subsidising of regional products by members state governments actually obstructed the European single market.

Feb 23, 2005

Gap: city of children, city of orchards

In October 2004, Gap dedicated an event to the old fruit varieties. From the 9th to the 17th, the Town animation department and the National Botanical Academy of the Alps once again organised the annual exhibition "Apple and Pear Varieties from the orchards of the Domaine de Charance".

Jan 13, 2005

South Tyrol: energy-efficient house construction now mandatory

On 12 January a new regulation on climate-friendly house construction took effect in South Tyrol. According to the provisions of this Climate House Ordinance, the Provincial Office for Air and Noise must issue a climate pass for all new housing in South Tyrol showing the buildings' energy classification and thermal heat requirements.

Dec 16, 2004

2005 Swiss Mountain Water Award launched

The Governmental Conference of Alpine Cantons (GCAC) has launched the Swiss Mountain Water Award, which is endowed with a total of CHF 50,000. The objective of the competition is to initiate and promote practical water projects capable of making a substantial contribution to increased net output in the mountain areas of Switzerland in commercial, ecological, social and/or institutional terms.

Dec 16, 2004

CIPRA conference on cities in the Alpine space

CIPRA's annual conference will be held in Brig/CH on 22 - 24 September. The subject of the 2005 conference is Alpine cities and their role as sustainability actors, with a focus on the following main aspects:<br/>- design, management and optimization of relations between Alpine cities and the surrounding areas;<br/>- networking, alliances and enhanced co-operation and synergies among Alpine cities to achieve effective positioning in the face of competition from other European locations.

Dec 16, 2004

53rd "Città di Trento" Mountain Film Festival

The 53rd "Città di Trento" Mountain Film Festival is being held from 30 April to 8 May 2005. The festival is devoted to mountain, research and adventure films, with "Arctic & Antarctic - North Pole & South Pole" as the theme selected for 2005.

Nov 04, 2004

International Mountain Day focuses on conflict resolution

December 11 is to be celebrated worldwide as International Mountain Day. This year the main focus of interest is the overriding significance of peace for sustainable development.

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