The conference ‘Make Climate Visions Become Reality’ held in Innsbruck (Austria) from 7 to 9 November brought together local actors from seven Alpine countries to discuss ideas for joint climate action. Better cooperation and networking should help to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change in the mountains. The conference featured the launch of the Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action (ALPACA).
Regional, national and trans-national networks, roof organisations and other co-operation structures in the field of climate protection and energy efficiency in the Alpine area join forces and co-operate more intensively than today in order to better support municipalities and local authorities in the Alpine region in GHG mitigation action.
The conference “Energy Management in Alpine Hotels” was intended to encourage hoteliers in the Alps to implement energy management systems to gain a systematic approach on energy saving and performance improvement. It brought together stakeholders from the hospitality and other relevant sectors from all over the Alps in order to scale-up the knowledge transfer and networks initiated during previous projects.
People living in the Alps region feel global warming in their everyday lives. Therefore, active towns, cities and municipal associations in the Alpine region are currently establishing a regional partnership for more climate protection. This initiative, developed by CIPRA International, the Alliance in the Alps and the Alpine Town of the Year Association, was presented on 6 November 2017 in the German Pavilion at COP 23 in Bonn. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry, attended the event.