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Chamonix is the 2015 “Alpine Town of the Year”

Located at the foot of the highest mountain in the Alps, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the “Capital of Alpinism”, has been awarded the title of “Alpine Town of the Year 2015”, mainly in recognition of its nature and climate protection policies.


Young Voices, New Ideas

Young people want to be heard and taken seriously. That requires staying power. CIPRA is helping.


Climate protection high on the agenda

Integrated climate strategies, the expansion of renewable energy, more footpaths and cycle ways: these are the priorities of the Alpine towns of the year as regards climate protection. Below is a summary of the results of an analysis from the Alpstar project.


Alpine towns and businesses create the climate

The end of January 2014 saw mayors, large and small companies, climate representatives and NGOs discussing new approaches to climate protection in the Swiss town of Brig-Glis, with the Alpine-wide Alpstar project also offering impetus. Interviews with experts and participants can now be heard.


Point of view: who will fill the macro-regional Alpine house with life?

Just as in the building of a house, the inhabitants are the most important persons involved in the Alpine macro-region. But, eight weeks after the start of the process, states and regions have yet to indicate to the representatives of civil society whether they may contribute. R.S.V.P.


We are the macro-region Alps

On 19 December 2013 the European Council will decide whether there should be a European strategy for the Alpine space. States and regions have been working for months on an appropriate proposal - while excluding representatives of civil society. Why the alpine macro-region needs the science, NGOs and municipalities.


Winter Olympics in Munich 2022? No comment

In just two months the citizens of several Bavarian municipalities will be deciding on their candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, four days before the official deadline for applications. People seem reluctant to discuss the candidacy openly - does anyone actually want the Winter Olympics?


Project GreenAlps for more species diversity

Laws in future are to aim more directly at promoting ecological networking in the Alps. Regions, protected areas and NGOs, including CIPRA, are therefore jointly initiating the GreenAlps project in the autumn.


Alpine Convention: new Secretary-General takes office

Markus Reiterer began his new job on 1 July 2013 as Secretary-General of the Alpine Convention at the "Goldenes Dachl" in Innsbruck. The new head of the Permanent Secretariat talks about his aims.


Boost for the macro-region Alps

The European Union is publishing its first analysis of existing macro-regions - encouraging news for current developments in the Alpine space.

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