Conference “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action”

The project has been completed. It brought together representatives from seven Alpine countries to work more closely together in the field of climate protection. To this end, the project has organized and carried out several conferences.


The mountains of the Alps are threatened by climate change in various ways. This habitat is very sensitive and particularly exposed to climate changes: average temperatures are rising twice as fast as the global average. Whether vegetation period, water balance, snow line or glacier, the whole system gets out of sync. In October 2015 the conference “„Klimaschutz jetzt! Alpengemeinden setzen um!” brought together representatives from all Alpine countries to discuss challenges, instruments, strategies and success factors for climate action at the municipal level. One of the most important results was the publication of a joint appeal to the UN Climate Change Conference.


Launch der Partnerschaft „Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action (ALPACA)“ in Innsbruck im November 2018. ©Caroline Begle


The main aim of the Follow-Up Conference “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action” in 2018 was to kickstart the “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action “, which was conceptualised in a different project by CIPRA, AidA and ASdJ. The “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action” supports cities, municipalities and local stakeholders to take concrete action for climate action in 7 Alpine countries. Work-plan and financial table for activities of the following year were prepared in a follow-on workshop in Grenoble in May 2019. BMU and BMNT (Austria) provided financing for Partnership activities.


43 political decisionmakers and representatives of local authorities, scientific and educational institutions, NGOs, network representatives, all from different Alpine countries convened in Innsbruck in November 2018 to set up the “Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action”. The Partnership is supported by 11 regional, national and transnational umbrella-organisations, networks and other cooperation structures from all Alpine countries.

Project information

Updated: September 2021

Countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia

Project duration: 09/17 - 06/19

Funding: 76,990 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Civil Society, Governments, Regional governments

Implementing organisation:
Allianz in den Alpen (AidA)

Project Partners:
Alpine Town of the Year Association (ASdJ), International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA)


Contact Person

Mrs Sabine Neumann

Organisation: Gemeindenetzwerk “Allianz in den Alpen“ e.V.

Address: Feldwieser Str. 27
83236 Übersee am Chiemsee

Email: sabine.neumannalpenallianz.org

Tel: +49 8642 6531


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 call 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.


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