Climate change as an impulse for the economy: Paths to a climate-neutral city
The future of climate change will be decided in the cities. Some two thirds of the human population of the Alps live and work in urban areas. That is where most power is consumed and that is where measures can be most directly implemented. Half of all power consumed is used in production processes, trades, commerce and services. Climate change thus poses an equal challenge to both cities and business. Sensible approaches to climate change mean bigger profits, new opportunities and more quality of life.
What role can the economy play in realising the vision of a “climate-neutral Alps”? How do municipalities use climate protection in promoting their location? What added value do adjustments to the consequences of climate change and climate protection contribute to the economy and quality of life? And what do business people need in order to go one step further? The “Alpine Town of the Year” association and the town of Brig-Glis will be offering unusual examples, impulses and answers to these questions at the workshop to be held on 30 January 2014 as part of the international Alpstar project.
The event was organised by the “Alpine Town of the Year” association with the support of the town of Brig-Glis, the 2008 Alpine Town of the Year. Alpstar is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development in the context of the Alpine Space Programme.
Presentation "Mobility at Hilti" by Daniel Öhry
Presentation "Why Alpstar?" by Silvia Jost
(in German only)
Martin Reis, Energieinstitut Vorarlberg
Daniel Öhry, Hilti AG
Kurt Altendorfer, SoLED
Sven Braden, LIFE Klimastiftung