The Green Alps Project

2013-2014 project

GreenAlps is an evaluation project analysing the results of different EU projects in the frame of the Alpine Space Programme and their further implantation in the alpine territories

GreenAlps shapes the framework for a sustainable and efficient European nature and biodiversity conservation policy for the Alps. It relies on key projects covering essential issues how to best conserve alpine biodiversity and ecosystems, e.g. ECONNECT,, SILMAS, SHARE, etc. These projects, linked to different aspects of nature conservation, are interrelated and further integration of their results in policy strategies is based on the valuation of ecosystem services and on a reliable definition of the carrying capacity of Alpine natural habitats. An intact alpine biodiversity is calling for long-term oriented spacial and land use planning, new ways of cooperation and a precautionary approach of other key sectors .The successful governance model of pilot areas working beyond protected sites will help to verify the practicability of the proposed strategies and their possible implementation in European policies.

In this sens  GreenAlps is an intersectorial approach responding to European strategies by proposing concrete implementation measures for the topic of ecological connectivity and sustainable use of renewable energies.
It associates stakeholders of political relevance for spatial development patterns and gives an outlook towards a future oriented strategy of land use planning.

Finally it acts in the 2014+ perspective of the Common Strategic Framework (CSF) on European cohesion policy and intend to go beyond classical policy recommendations by giving concrete perspectives for several key sectors, to make the Alps ‘greener’ and competitive in the sense of European policies.


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