Conference “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action”
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 “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action” in 2018 was the starting point for the “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action “, which is currently being developed in a different project by CIPRA, AidA and ASdJ. The “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action” aims at supporting cities, municipalities and local stakeholders to take concrete action for climate protection in 7 Alpine countries.
The conference gives impulses for the further development and implementation of exchange services among the platform members, e.g. “knowledge and implementation communities”, services of platform members supporting climate actions in municipalities.
The conference furthermore helps to attract additional platform members (regional, national and transnational umbrella organisations, networks and other co-operation structures) and motivates municipalities in the Alpine region to join existing networks with a focus on climate protection.
During the Conference “Klimaschutz jetzt! Alpengemeinden setzen um!”, organised by the Community Network “Alliance in the Alps” (AidA), CIPRA International and the Association Alpine Town of the Year (ASdJ), about 120 representatives from all Alpine countries met in Benediktbeuern / Germany in October 2015 and illustrated the challenges, tools, strategies and success factors for climate protection at municipal level. One of the main outputs was the release of a joint appeal to the UN Climate Conference.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.