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CIPRA, the International Commission for the Protection of the Alp, is a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation with national and regional branches in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland. It represents about a hundred

THINKING AHEAD TOGETHER CIPRA International Im Bretscha 22 LI-9494 Schaan

member organisations. CIPRA works for sustainable development and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, the maintenance of regional diversity and cross-border problem solving in the Alps. It was founded on 5th May 1952 and is headquartered in Schaan, in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2017 CIPRA INTERNATIONAL


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S O U T H T Y R O L Alpenverein Südtirol ō Arbeitsgemeinschaft

THE CIPRA REPRESENTATIONS AND THEIR MEMBERS

für Vogelkunde und Vogelschutz in Südtirol ō Baubiologie Bergwacht im Bay-

Südtirol ō Bund Alternativer Anbauer ō Heimatpflege verband

erischen Roten Kreuz ō Bergwald-

Südtirol ō LIA per Natura y Usanzes ō Naturfreunde Meran-

projekt e. V. ō Bund Naturschutz in

Südtirol ō Naturtreff Eisvogel ō Plattform Pro Pustertal ō Süd -

GERMANY

Bayern e. V. ō Deutscher Alpenverein

tiroler Gesellschaf t für Gesundheitsför de rung ō Südtiroler

e. V. ō Gesellschaft für ökologische

HochschülerInnenschaft ō Umweltgruppe Eis acktal ō Um-

Forschung e. V.ōLandesbund für Vo-

weltschutzgruppe Vinschgau ō Local groups: Andrian, Bozen,

gelschutz in Bayern e. V. ō Mountain

Eppan, Jenesien, Kaltern, Olang, Rasen-Antholz, Sa lurn, Ter-

Wilderness Deutschland e. V.ōNatur-

lan, Ulten, Vahrn, Wipptal

Associazione Ambiente e Lavoro ō

Freunde Deutschlands e. V. ō Ökolo-

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Associazione Dislivelli ō Club Alpino Italiano ō

gischer Jagdverband e. V. ō Verband

Dachverband für Natur- und Umweltschutz in Süd-

Deutscher Berg- und SkiführerōVer-

tirol ō Federazione Italiana di Parchi e delle Riserve

ein zum Schutz der Bergwelt e. V.

SUSTAINING MEMBER

Naturali (Federparchi) ō Federazione Italiana Pro

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N e d e r l a n d s e M i l i e u g ro u p A l p e n, N i e d e r l a n d e n

I TA LY

SCHAAN/LI, APRIL 2018

DEAR READER,

Natura ō Gruppo Italiano Amici della Natura ō Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica ō Italia Nostra ō La

Fédération

Française

des

Clubs

Alpins

et

de

Montagne

ō

La

Fédération

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli ō Legambiente ō

FRANCE

Mountain Wilderness Italia ō Parco Alpi Marittime

Française de Montagne et d’Escalade ō Fédération Française de la Randonnée — Comité régional Au-

ō Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi ō Parco Nazionale

__ Mahatma Gandhi once said that “we must

different tack. We as human beings are part of

vergne-Rhône-Alpes ō La Fédération Française Union Touristique des Amis de la Nature ō La Fédération

be the change we wish to see in the world”.

the problem – but also part of the solution.

della Val Grande ō Parco Nazionale delle Dolomi-

Nationale pour le Développement des Spor ts et du Tourisme en Montagne ō W WF France — L’organisation

Only if we ourselves change will the society we

Which is why we’ve focused on the topic of

ti Bellunesi ō Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio ō Pro

mondiale de protection de la nature ō Mountain Wilderness ō La Fédération Rhône-Alpes de Protection

live in change with us. Together we can tackle

“Social Innovation” and showcase our activities

Natura Torino ō Società di Scienze Naturali del

de la Nature ō France Nature Environnement Provence-Alpes Côte d’A zur ō L’association pour le Développement en Réseau des Territoires et des Ser vices ō Le Centre de la Nature Montagnarde ō ASTERS

the major challenges facing the Alps.

from a societal perspective. Within the current

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— Conser vatoire des espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie ō L’association des Amis du PNR de Char treuse

Such wise insightful words are all too

strategy with its three core themes of “Nature

often lost in our everyday working lives and in

and People”, “Economic Transition” and “So-

ō Parc National de la Vanoise

politics. Concrete quick-fix solutions are the

cial Innovation”, everything revolves around the

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order of the day, along with easily quantifiable

way in which we interact with our environment

results. So what about these new roads as a

and our surroundings. This is also reflected in

strategy against traffic congestion? Or the

the way CIPRA operates. Very few other or-

development of glaciers as a means of adapt-

ganisations succeed in bringing together more

ing to climate change? Not to mention inject-

people to engage actively with a future in the

ing CO ² into rocks at the bottom of the ocean? What these so-called “solutions” to

Alps that’s worth living, to question our behav-

climate change have in common is that they

solutions – indeed, this Annual Report illus-

feed our belief that we don’t have to alter our

trates just how we go about this.

behaviour and that we can carry on regard-

And so we wish you a stimulating read,

less. But we shouldn’t kid ourselves: reality

Yours

will definitely catch up with us at some point.

Katharina Conradin

CIPRA and its member organisations adopt a

President, CIPRA International

A U S T R I A Arbeits gemeinschaft der

Berg- und Naturwachten Öster reichs ō Kuratorium Wald ō Naturfreunde Österreichō Naturschutzbund Österreich

S L O V E N I A 13 8 m e m b e r i n d i v i d u e l s

S W I T Z E R L A N D Alpen-Ini tiative

ō Österreichischer Alpenverein ō Ös-

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Aqua

Mountain

terreichischer Forstverein ō Öster-

Viva

ō

Grimselverein

Wilderness

Schweiz

ō ō

Naturfreunde Schweiz ō Pro Natura

reichischer Touristenklub ō Verband L I E C H T E N S T E I N Botanisch-Zoologische Gesellschaft

ō Schweizer Alpen-Club ō Schweizer

Österreich” ō

Liechtenstein-Sarganserland-Werdenberg ō Fischereiverein

Vogelschutz

Die neun Bun desländer Österreichs:

LiechtensteinōLiechtensteiner Alpenvereinō Forstverein Liech-

ō Schweize ri sche Greina-Stiftung ō

Vorarlberg, Tirol, Salzburg, Kärnten,

tenstein ō Liechtensteiner Jägerschaft ō Liechtenstei nische

Stiftung Landschaftschutz Schweiz ō

Oberösterreich, Steiermark, Nieder-

Gesellschaft für Umweltschutz ō Imkereiverein Liechtenstein ō

WWF Schweiz (Passivmitglied)

österreich, Wien, Burgenland

Liechtensteinischer Ornithologischer Landesverband ō Solar-

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genossenschaft LiechtensteinōVerkehrs-Club Liechtenstein

Österreichischer Dachverband

Höhlenforscher ō

“Jagd

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SVS/BirdLife

Schweiz

T i tl e: C r i s ti a n Ca ste l n u ovo, Ed i to r i a l: M a r ti n Wa l s e r

ō Parc Naturel Régional de la Char treuse ō Parc National des Ecrins ō Parc National de Mercantour

iour, and to become part of new proposals for


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WHEN IDEAS FLOURISH

And yet, that’s the way she does things and how she achieves success. Her most recent idea came about as she was taking a long hard look at her home region, the Non Valley. She was appalled at the way its natural and cultural landscapes were evolving. The Non

From apple trees to pig’s hearts, blind alleys, and whales:

Valley is famous for its apple plantations, but

five participants in the I-LivAlps Workshop in Italy’s Maira Valley

most of the land is intensively farmed and, in

in September 2017 talk about how ideas flourish and thrive.

recent decades, a great deal of building land

Uncertainties and frictions are all part of it.

has been made available to private individuals. Cristina Dalla Torre knows full well that agriculture is not synonymous with biodiversity. Through her involvement in the CIPRA Youth Advisory Board and as a member of the Board of CIPRA Italy she knew that landscape and spatial planning processes need time. Successful sustainable changes need the involvement of other people, especially younger

IDE AS LIKE APPLE TREES Cristina Dalla Torre

people like her. “Someone has to have the initial idea, and it will only be a good one if other people then get enthusiastic about it.” And so Cristina Dalla Torre drummed up her network of friends and acquaintances.

Whenever Cristina Dalla Torre gets excited

It led to a whole range of activities designed to

about an idea, she feels she has to tell the

promote the region’s biodiversity and make

whole world about it. She knows how impor-

people aware of the links between biodiversity

tant it is for ideas to get out there and enthuse

and landscape. The group revolving around

others. Her dark curls bounce around wildly

the young scientist initiated school visits, a

as she speaks, as if underscoring her words.

biodiversity festival, and a book. “A good idea

The 27-year-old Italian conducts research on

always has a solid foundation and the poten-

social innovations at the European Academy

tial to develop further,” she explains. Just like

in Bolzano (Eurac Research). And when she

the apple trees in the Non Valley. A strong

laughs her warm laughter, it’s almost as if

trunk is able to support the branches for the

she’s looking to apologise for the chaotic way

fruit to grow. And you just never know what

she articulates her thoughts.

direction they’ll branch out into.


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“AND… AND… AND” Je an Horgue s-De bat

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CIPRA France, the “head of a network”. “But

at the Slow Food University in Bra and else-

is it even a network?” he asks himself. It only

where, that she acquired the understanding

works if everyone is networked, also among

and know-how that now feeds her passion.

themselves.

It’s an approach that’s also reflected in

So what does it take for social innova-

her way of speaking. She stretches out her

Jean Horgues-Debat reserves the right to

tions to prosper? “I don’t know,” he answers.

sentences, pauses, relishes those pauses, and

get it wrong. “There is no norm,“ says the

“There is no recipe,” he says, adding, “a modi-

gives them space. It’s how her energy, inspira-

60-year-old engineer. “We’re allowed to give

cum of diversity in terms of people, skills, and

tion and creativity express themselves. When

it a go, develop, and reject.” As Director of

backgrounds”. He believes the processes

she’s cooking (something she does several

the Adrets Association, he spent years study-

themselves are as important as the outcomes.

times a day), she lets herself be inspired by the

ing the question of how to secure basic public

All resources are welcome, even computer-aid-

feelings, flavours and forms she finds in her

services in rural regions. His conclusion: get

ed ones. “We need to utilise whatever there is,

fridge and larder. Or she imagines a culture into

people together, connect, and consolidate.

in the sense of better co-operation.” If everyone

which she’d like to immerse herself, or an emo-

They were an innovation in the 1990s, but af-

is to benefit, people need to intervene and me-

tion she’s keen to conjure up with her food.

ter twenty years of “experimenting“ (as he calls

diate. After all, “the internet does not listen”.

But regardless of her impulses Franzis-

it), there are now eighty so-called maisons des

ka works with the utmost precision. As a

services publics in the French Alps. These

course instructor for sourdough bread and

centres combine municipal administrations,

croissants she knows the processes, baking

health care, trade, and lots more, all under the one roof. His vision is to transfer what’s on offer from the countryside to the cities. “It’s lowthreshold and designed with people in mind.” With his chiselled features reminiscent of

INSPIR ATION WITH HE ART AND MIND Franziska Kunze

times, temperatures and mixing ratios needed to bake perfect crusty bread. Time and again, she breaks all the ingredients and stages down into their individual constituents and studies the ways in which they interact, be-

a mountain farmer, his craftsman’s hands, and

Sometimes inspiration comes to Franziska

fore reassembling them into a new whole. Be-

his philosopher’s mind, the graduate engineer

Kunze right in the middle of her day. As it did

yond bread baking itself she studies the fer-

personifies much of what social innovation is

recently when she was at the market and spot-

mentation process of foods and plays an

all about. “We live in a traditional system that

ted a pig’s heart in the butcher’s window. She

active role in supportive farming. This involves

separates, segregates, and pits us against one

knew there and then she’d buy the heart, even

producers and consumers joining forces as

another.” He would like to see a change of per-

though she didn’t yet know how she was go-

part of an association and sharing the respon-

spective. A complex system that does not say

ing to prepare it. So she put the pig’s heart in

sibility and the risk as well as the profits. For

“either … or”, but “and… and… and”.

her bicycle shopping basket and cycled home.

her, preparing food well is fundamental to do-

Jean Horgues-Debat was born in the

At her kitchen table she started looking up

ing justice to the produce and all the hard

town of Gap in the French département of the

ways of getting the best out of the heart. The

work that producers have invested into it. So

Hautes-Alpes, and since summer 2017 he

29-year-old German certainly has a purpose-

ruining a pig’s heart in a frying pan would be

has been offering his expertise as President of

ful approach to food. In fact, it was in Italy,

nothing short of a catastrophe ...


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A PL ACE OF ENCOUNTER Mar ia Schne ide r

ancient trails), a hiking guide by Ursula Bauer and

Gregor has thousands of ideas, garnered

Jürg Frischknecht. Frischknecht came across

from the internet, everyday life, and life in gen-

this remote side valley with the TransALPedes

eral. He likes nothing more than immersing

hiking group in 1992 (whatsalp, p. 20/21). By

himself in ideas on Instagram and Facebook,

2016 the book was in its eighth edition.

in newsletters, blogs, and YouTube videos.

Living here is a life choice. It’s not a choice

Today, thirteen years after Andreas

There’s nothing new. At least not for

Maria Schneider from Germany made herself;

Schneider’s death, the Cultural Centre has

Gregor. In an age of the fast-paced global

rather, she followed her husband Andreas

become a showcase for sustainable tourism,

flow of information, the only thing that’s new is

Schneider to Italy some thirty-five years ago.

with 3,000 overnight stays a year. Above all, it

how people combine the familiar. Which is

In actual fact, it all began by mistake. He got

has become a place of encounter, specifically

why Gregor is into recycling ideas. He will

lost in the Piedmont Mountains en route to

in this instance for the participants in CIPRA’s

combine two ideas or inspirations that may be

the south of France, where the couple from

I-LivAlps workshops on social innovation. And

lurking at the back of his mind and then pluck

Cologne used to spend their holidays. But

so Maria and Andreas Schneider’s dream has

them out depending on the occasion, or his

after that, they always spent their holidays in

become a reality: “We always wanted to bring

fancy, intuition or mood.

this remote Maira Valley before finally moving

people together.”

there once and for all in 1982. “Here

everything’s

possible

Gregor wants to use his ideas and inspirations to make the world a better place.

once

For Gregor, creativity is the urge people feel to

you’ve decided to live this way,” says the stur-

create something new, to keep things mov-

dy woman with thick glasses and short grey

ing. And he’s certainly always on the move,

hair. “This way” refers to living in a borgo, a cluster of houses which the Schneiders have gradually bought up and renovated. Today the

THE WHALE JUMPER G re gor Novak

constantly fidgeting when in conversation, then sitting down, standing up, sitting back down again, or sketching out shapes in thin

Centro Culturale Borgata San Martino Inferi-

Hanging inside Gregor Novak’s flat is a whale.

ore attracts people from near and far, particu-

Made from an old pullover. That old woolly

For him, being creative means learning,

larly from Switzerland and Germany. The

jumper had become seriously irritating as it had

whether it’s cooking, hobbies or everyday

money for the building conversions also came

lost its shape and was unwearable. So Gregor

work. “Just as people always wish for some-

from up north. The Italian banks were reluc-

scratched his head looking for an idea and then

thing new, they always want to learn some-

tant to endorse such a venture as they felt

came up with two – in the drawers marked

thing new too.” He says he has high expecta-

there wasn’t much of a future in sustainable

“Fabrics” and “Animals” respectively. He then

tions: food only tastes good if it looks good

mountain tourism; the locals, too, were quick

handcrafted the old jumper into a whale, which

too. Or a picture can only be beautiful if it’s

to crack the odd joke or two: “If you’re so

now adorns his flat in Liechtenstein.

also perfect. And an idea can only be good if

keen to get rid of your money, why not burn it? At least you’ll be warm.”

air with his hands.

For a year the 23-year-old Slovenian

it deviates from the norm and takes everyone

lived in a flat-share while working for CIPRA

by surprise. Then he’s happy. And right now

The turnaround came in 1999 with a book

International as part of the Erasmus+ pro-

Gregor is making the world a better place by

entitled Antipasti und alte Wege (Antipasti and

gramme on European Voluntary Service.

painting pictures for his landlady.


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AMPLE SPACE FOR CASTLES IN THE AIR Toni Büche l

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proach contrasts sharply with his mischie-

Maira Valley in September 2017. Initially, she

vous laugh and his impishly bobbing locks.

would report back merely to her own organi-

Sometimes his encounters compel him

sation, Germany’s Friends of Nature, but now

to rethink his view of the world. He says he

she also reports to all member organisations

needs space for these “castles in the air”. A

of CIPRA Germany; indeed, she sits on its

narrow and rigid environment is not condu-

board as Acting Vice President. She’s the

Toni seeks out sources of friction between

cive. He finds it easier to build his castles in

binding link between organisations and gen-

himself and his surroundings. That includes

the air high up on a mountain top or looking

erations, between the regional, national and

meeting up with people who have contrasting

out at sea, places where the landscape offers

international level.

views to his own and his own living environ-

his thoughts the length and breadth they

Until her retirement Christine Eben

ment. “It’s the only way for something new

need. And ultimately the same is true of social

worked as a judge, so the workshops with

to materialise,” he explains. Trains are the

innovations. They too need space; they need

young people are a new experience. “Allowing

perfect place for striking up a conversation

ears and arms that are open and receptive, so

myself to venture out into the unknown is the

with strangers. Toni commutes between his

they can spring forth from the sources of fric-

greatest challenge at my age,” she says. In

native Liechtenstein and Austria’s capital Vi-

tion between the old and the new.

Stroppo she is observing closely the discus-

enna, where he’s studying history and digital

sions within the small group on “living and

humanities. Alongside his studies he works

working”. She still finds it quite difficult to take

for a newspaper, he conducts research into

part in the debates in English, so for some

local history and genealogy for a municipality in Liechtenstein, and during the summer vacation he marshals tourist coaches and works at the road maintenance depot. It’s those chance encounters you have

VENTURING INTO THE UNKNOWN Chr istine Ebe n

time now she has been attending a course to brush up her school English. “So I can communicate more effectively with the young ones.” So what does she get out of these events personally? “A sense of helping to

in everyday life that really inspire him. Trying to

In her report Christine Eben would write:

shape something, together.” She feels that the

seek out such encounters is pointless. “That’s

“Once again we formed mixed groups, in

social innovation topic of the fourth I-LivAlps

as stupid as seeking your fortune,” he says. Yet

terms of both age and nationality, just as

workshops resonates with the agenda of the

perhaps, through his many activities, he does

we had in our previous workshops that had

Friends of Nature as it is not purely an environ-

contribute to seeking out sources of friction.

proved so successful. As it’s all about future

mental organisation, but bears social responsi-

But Toni is not like some explorer who

developments, exchanging ideas with young

bilities too. “What we do here in Stroppo I

sets off into the jungle without a plan or a wa-

people is all the more important.” For the past

know I can take back to my own organisation

ter bottle. Instead, he makes his way pur-

ten years Christine Eben from Munich has

and be certain of a sympathetic ear.”

posefully, always ready to pause for a mo-

sought to attend each and every event organ-

ment whenever the inspiration takes him – or

ised by CIPRA International and then com-

Barbara Wülser and Corinne Buff,

indeed, turn back. He is very much a thinker

pile a report. And that includes the I-LivAlps

CIPRA International (texts) and

and thinks along big lines. His profound ap-

Workshops, most recently in Stroppo in Italy’s

Cristian Castelnuovo (photos)


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ACTIVISM FOR ALL SE ASONS ALPINE POLITICS

__ CIPRA’s political work over the past year has been shaped to a large extent by new answers to social issues. One of the objectives of the new Alpine Climate Board of the Alpine Convention for instance was to bundle together existing climate change initiatives and ideas. Together with the Alliance in the Alps network of municipalities and the Alpine Town of the Year Association, CIPRA carried out important preparations for the planned climate partnership of Alpine communities. Sustainable economic activity was very much on the agenda within the framework of an Alpine Convention advisory board and action plan in which CIPRA played a key role. In 2017 CIPRA launched a number of initiatives that fell on fertile soil. Ahead of the Olympics referenda in Graubünden/CH and Innsbruck/A, it campaigned vigorously in favour of a more sustainable staging of major sporting events, with a clear affirmation that the Alps should remain Olympics-free. In both instances the population took a similar view and, by a clear majority, rejected the candidature for the Olympics at the ballot box. In its “Equinox in Winter Tourism” policy document, CIPRA is calling for a rethink in favour of more sustainability in

CHANGE

tourism. In a poor winter for snow such as the winter of 2016/2017 the message certainly resonated with the media and the general public. In the European Strategy for the Alpine Region (Eusalp), processes are now

BEGINS AT HOME

up and running and the various protagonists have gathered together in working groups. So now it’s a matter of setting the course for the future. In an open letter in November 2017, CIPRA called upon the ministers of the Alpine countries to Ph oto: N o a mfe i n / D re a m sti m e.c o m

anchor the Alpine Convention as a guiding principle and to involve society more strongly in the further development and implementation of the Strategy. The private is political and the political is private. With its journey right across the Alps from Vienna to Nice, the Whatsalp hiking group drew attention to the changes occurring in the Alps (p. 20/21). The powerful impact of the event’s symbolism was certainly not lost on the international media, which rediscovered an interest in the Alps. ww /eR n /a ti cI sN E - P O L I T I C S WW Ww.c . C iIpPra.o R Arg .O G l/pEi nNe -p / AoLl i P


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SOCIAL INNOVATION Promoting sustainable development with creative ideas

__ The challenging situations that exist today in the Alps such as a population exodus, climate change mitigation, mobility, and the consumption of resources cannot be solved through technological progress alone; instead, they require social change too. In its core theme of “Social Innovation”, CIPRA is tackling these challenges from a societal point of view and the potential that lies within society. Personal initiatives, new collaborations, and a backpack full of ideas are needed in order to bring about change in social as well as economic practices. Taking centre stage is the vision of a strong society capable of carrying sustainable development in the Alps by pooling their resources. Social innovations comprise new approaches, combinations and forms U P H I LL A N D D OW N DA LE

of social interaction in order to promote sustainable development, good governance and quality of life in the Alps. At the same time, social innovation is whatsalp

also a process for coming up with new ideas and enabling people to have a say

youth

Young

adults hiked across the Alps

choice must benefit society. The aim of CIPRA International is to use commu-

SOW I N G N E W I D E AS

nication, political work and projects to promote social innovations and improve

I-LivAlps brings together

with projects of their own.

H AV I N G A SAY A N D JO I N I N G I N

the outline conditions for their emergence and consolidation. It addresses so-

people of different ages

The CIPRA Youth Advisory

GaYA encourages young

cial issues such as pluralism, the participation of young people, sustainable

from all the Alpine countries

Board led the way with the

people to get involved in

lifestyles and self-determination in various projects and activities.

to collaborate on process

organisation, implementa-

democratic

knowledge and expertise,

tion and reporting.

throughout the Alps. Young

in the fundamental choices made by society. One precondition is that any such

With the PlurAlps Interreg Alpine Space Project for instance, CIPRA International together with other project partners is highlighting new ap-

specifically

proaches and solutions for communities, businesses and civil society to con-

berg/LI in February 2017 to

in

with whatsalp and came up

Schellen-

processes

people from the project presented their ideas at the an-

tribute towards making cultural diversity one of the strengths of the Alpine

work on the topic of “Living

region. Adopting a creative and open approach to pluralism opens up op-

and Working”, and in Valle

“ M OU NTA I N R E A D I N G”

portunities for social innovations and economic development. The project

Maira/I in September 2017

International Mountain Day

(Eusalp) held in Munich in

partners set up the Alpine Pluralism Award to pay tribute to instances of good

on “Social Innovation”.

Liechtenstein was the venue

November 2017.

practice in the area of migration. The award honours and publicises success-

for a painting competition on

ful integration projects in the Alpine region and networks the initiators – set-

the topic of “Animals in the

ting a great example!

Mountains” and a poetry slam workshop with the European

i pRra.o W WwWw. w.c CIP A . rg O /s Ro Gc/i a Sl-i O nCnIovati A L -oI nN N O V A T I O N

runner-up, Markus Koschuh.

nual forum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region


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ECONOMIC TR ANSITION

Transition to a green economy in the Alpine region

__ The Alps are an economic area where many people live – and also a unique natural environment. Farming, goods and commuter traffic, tourism, production and investments shape life and culture in the Alps. They interact with climate change and leave lasting traces on the landscape. Politics and the economy often neglect ecological and social aspects in favour of shortaimed at creating economic activity that is both resource-friendly and so-

LE A R N I N G FRO M O N E A N OTH E R

cially compatible. In its core theme “Economic Transition”, CIRPA Interna-

Tour des Villes Alpine towns

AWA R D -W I N N I N G A RCH ITECTU R E

tional is strongly advocating a radical change in economic thinking in favour

visited one another and to-

Constructive Alps In 2017

of sustainability.

gether drew up concepts to

the primary school in Brand/A

make use of conversion areas

and three other buildings in

and other challenges in urban

Austria and Italy were pre-

planning.

sented with the award for

term economic success. But there are also highly promising approaches

es more economically, responding to the climate crisis, generating renewable

WALKING , CYCLING OR DRIVING

energy in a sustainable way, and providing socially fair working conditions.

Pemo At the convention on

These objectives are promoted and implemented with projects and activities in

commuter mobility held in

areas such as mobility, construction and renovation, tourism, climate and en-

Vaduz/LI in June 2017, experts

A changing economy means producing fewer pollutants, using resourc-

sustainable construction and renovation in the Alps. The “ D E S TI N ATI O N : TH E A LPS”

ergy. But technological efficiency and structural measures alone are not

and an interested audience

enough. Sufficiency, i.e. adapting one’s own behaviour and reducing con-

from the worlds of business,

sumption, must also be part and parcel of the strategy. In order to propel this

administration and politics

AlpsInsight

2017

year tour through the Alps.

rethink forward, CIPRA International is looking to network and raise awareness

discussed conceptual and po-

AlpsInsight feature magazine

CIPRA is providing technical

of the body politic, administration, the business community, and representa-

litical boundaries in mobility.

on tourism in the Alps was

and organisational support

presented at the preview in

for the project.

tives of civil society for more sustainable economic activity in the Alps. CIPRA International and other project partners have for instance been

The

exhibition by the same name is now set to go on a two-

Vaduz/LI in September 2017. In its “Equinox in Winter Tour-

servation, Building and Nuclear Safety to draw up a programme of action enti-

LOCA L A N D D OW N -TO - E A RTH

ism” policy paper CIPRA is

R I G HT O N TR ACK

tled “A Green Economy in the Alpine Region”. Its aim is to help implement the

Lehmcamp At two work-

calling for a sustainable strat-

AlpInnoCT A joint dialogue

Alpine Convention’s objective of a low-carbon, energy- and resource-efficient

shops in July 2017, one in

egy, using its alpMonitor

event with the Eusalp Ac-

economy. Workshops were held between September and November 2017 in

France and one in Austria,

online presentation to show-

tion Group 4 was held in

six municipalities and towns throughout the Alpine region, partly in conjunction

young adults found out more

case potential approaches.

Bolzano/I in October 2017.

with the Alpine Town of the Year Association. Business and societal representa-

about clay as a sustainable

The alpMedia Newsletter

Delegates attending the event

tives contributed to the debates and networked by sharing their views.

building material and then

provides a wealth of topical

discussed ways of transfer-

worked together on building

information on similar issues

ring transalpine freight traffic

a clay oven.

of relevance to the Alps.

from road to rail.

commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Con-

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Anchoring nature in our actions and our thinking

NATURE AND PEOPLE __ Steep ragged cliff faces, flowering mountain meadows, buzzing insects – the Alpine landscape and its inhabitants are nothing if not diverse. The Alps are home to around 30,000 animal species and 13,000 plant species. At the same time human beings are shaping and impacting nature as never before, through farming, tourism and construction. Biodiversity and the landscape of the Alps are increasingly at risk from sprawling towns and villages, a network of roads and railway lines, intensive farming, cattle breeding, and climate change. Humankind’s enormous influence on nature is also linked to a great O PE N S PACE S , I NTE R S PACE S A N D H A B ITAT S

CIPRA Annual Conference

CIPRA sees nature and people as common ground. The exceptional

WorthWild This feasibility

The role of spatial planning

biological diversity of the Alpine region can only be preserved in the long term if

study looks at the way Al-

has to be rethought. The

we as human beings afford nature as high a status as we do our other needs,

pine landscapes with little

tenor of the conference held

both in our actions and our way of thinking. CIPRA International seeks to bring all

or no building development

in Innsbruck/A in Septem-

are utilised. At a workshop,

ber 2017 was to move away

representatives of regional

from overall planning towards

development, science and

mediation and greater aware-

society discussed spatial

ness-raising.

deal of responsibility: responsibility towards nature itself and to future generations. In its core theme “Nature and People”, CIPRA is campaigning for a holistic understanding of human beings within nature.

the relevant players together through its projects and activities on natural diversity, ecosystem services, management of water courses and spatial planning. In doing so it contributes towards linking ecosystems and their stakeholders as well as anchoring the preservation of biodiversity at the political level.

AT TH E S E RV I CE O F FO R E S T S , M OO R S A N D M E A DOWS

In the AlpES Interreg Alpine Space Project, CIPRA International and other

AlpES ensures that the

organisations in research, business and administration are campaigning for a

benefits achieved by eco-

common understanding of ecosystems and the services they provide in the

systems are recognised and

Alps. At their latest meeting in Venice, these project partners recreated a building

protected. CIPRA actively

permit application as a form of role play in order to gain a better understanding of the concerns of various interest groups and apply their own individual argu-

“A LPI N E S PH E R E S”

planning approaches. O N A TR E AS U R E H U NT

campaigns as part of the

K E E PI N G IT FLOW I N G

SpeciAlps The aim of this

Eusalp Action Group 7

Spare seeks to strike a bal-

project is to identify, pre-

ments to reality. They took turns wearing the relevant hats (a hard hat, a farmer’s

and the Alpine Convention’s

ance between protecting and

serve and enhance natural

cap or an official cap) so they could slip into their roles more convincingly. A lively

Ecological Network Plat-

utilising Alpine rivers. CIPRA

resources. Five pilot regions

debate ensued. An interactive strategy is also being pursued in the AlpES pilot

form.

also lends its weight as part of

are

regions, whether it’s through a theatre play in Italy on the theme of the forest or a

the Eusalp Action Group 6,

community natural diver-

workshop for children on Savinja River Day in Slovenia.

Water Management, and the

sity in the Alpine region and

eponymous platform of the

making natural experiences

Alpine Convention.

an everyday occurrence.

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strengthening

cross-


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ON FOOT THROUGH THE ALPS WHATSALP

VIENNA

In summer 2017, the whatsalp hiking group trekked its

Young reinforcements

way across the Alps from Vienna/A to Nice/F to document

July 9 – 12

changes in the landscape and in society. Along the way

Young people from

the hikers met like-minded people and exchanged views

Mountain regions –

with young people from the “whatsalp youth” CIPRA

where to?

project. CIPRA was involved in the communication work

July 25 – 27

“whatsalp youth” join the hike and exchange their views. CIPRA Youth Council

CIPRA Switzerland

and organised events along the route. w w.w h ats WwW W. W H AaTl p.o S Arg L P. O R G

FREIENFELD BRUNECK KARTITSCH

Go-ahead

S ALEC I N A

June 3

ROSSWALD

Sustainable travel

The core team completed

F U L LY

August 30 CIPRA France

the hike some twenty-five Wine excursion

years ago. Now they want

August 17

to draw a comparison and

CIPRA Switzerland

“Whatsalp youth”

the Alps have undergone.

September 1 – 4

Keep on trekking

CIPRA Youth Council Networking communities September 7 CIPRA France

record the changes that CIPRA Austria

Whatsalp treks 1,800 kilometres through the Alps.

V A L -C E N I S BARDONECCHIA BRIANÇON ABRIÈS

VAL MAIRA

Moving out September 29 Autobahn resistance

After 568 hours of walking and 66,000 metres of climb,

July 7

whatsalp finally reaches

Fire in the Alps

Representatives of municipalities

the Mediterranean, its

August 12

and civil society from South Tyrol,

I-LivAlps Workshop

destination. Climate change,

In the UN’s Year of Sustainable

Veneto, Tyrol and Carinthia sign a

September 13 – 16

transport, exploitation and

Tourism, watch-fires are a

memorandum against the extension

population exodus are clearly

reminder of the need to rethink

of the Alemagna Autobahn.

noticeable in the Alps.

Alpine tourism in the long term.

(National Associations, p. 30)

(Social Innovation, p. 4 –11) CIPRA International CIPRA Italy

NICE

CIPRA France

CIPRA Switzerland

CIPRA Austria


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WANTED: TROUBLESHOOTERS AND NET WORKING

IDEAS

CIPRA Germany Stunning mountain scen-

views. By staging three public events, CIPRA

ery, gently rolling hills, beautiful valleys and

Germany helped to bolster awareness of an

delightful landscapes: that’s how many peo-

active implementation of the Alpine Conven-

ple imagine the Bavarian Alps and the Alpine

tion among those in charge of local politics

foothills. And yet, the mountains of Bavaria

and administration as well as the representa-

are not just a natural environment, but also

tives of associations and the public at large.

a cultural and economic area that is home to

Participants were able to find out

almost 1.5 million people. As part of the

about the latest trends and new ideas in ar-

Alpine Convention, the Free State of Bavaria

eas such as the climate, tourism, and mobil-

has made it its task to protect this living

ity. Demands for further networking and for

environment in the long term. But it takes a

“troubleshooters” were voiced, and they are

debate within the regions to ensure that ideas

to be addressed in the course of the project.

for sustainable development are not plucked

The next steps towards sustainable devel-

out of thin air, with the involvement of as

opment are already under consideration,

many key players from the world of politics

with field trips to study examples of good

and administration as possible.

practice and with round-table mediation

Ph oto: L u d ov i c Fre m o n d i e re

As part of the Alpine Convention AAA+

sessions.

project, CIPRA Germany has chosen to address three pivotal issues of the Alpine Convention by way of example: climate change, mobility, and sustainable tourism. The aim is to anchor these issues in the minds of all those who play an essential role in community development and initiate an exchange of

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PRE-EMPTING CLIMATE CHANGE

GOOD EX AMPLES ON THE MOVE

CIPRA Italy Climate change in the Alpine

In a series of workshops attended by

CIPRA Slovenia Cold spring water to chill

discussed ways of managing premises more

region is having serious repercussions:

experts, representatives from the municipal-

your drinks, solar power to generate energy,

efficiently, for example through reservation

drought, endangered water supplies, rises

ity drew up a list of adaptation issues relating

and rapeseed oil to run a cogeneration plant.

systems, adapting the range of food on offer,

in average temperature, and melting gla-

to natural hazards, politics, and forests. Fi-

During a field trip to the Austrian Alpine Club’s

and forms of soft mobility.

ciers. It is resulting in a lack of snow for the

nally, the Charter of Budoia was presented

Hochweisssteinhaus hut organised by CIPRA

With its project, CIPRA Slovenia has

tourism sector and triggering extremes of

and signed in Slovenia at the 2017 Annual

Slovenia, participants got to experience what

created space for sharing experiences and

weather which, more and more frequently,

Symposium of the network of communities.

the energy-efficient, ecological management

best practice. This in turn provides a solid

are creating all sorts of hardships for valley

In this charter, the municipalities pledged to

of buildings in the Alpine region might look like.

platform for social innovations; indeed, new

regions and villages and causing damage to

implement measures aimed at adapting to

For a project entitled “From Mountains

ideas come about through exchanging views

property and personal injury. So new ideas

climate change. They endeavour to assess

to Valleys”, CIPRA Slovenia has teamed up

and sustainable strategies are needed. The

the potential risks and opportunities afforded

with the Slovene Alpine Association to cam-

future belongs to those communities that are

by climate change for the territory of the mu-

paign for the eco-friendly and energy-efficient

pre-empting the impact of climate change

nicipality, to promote a public dialogue, and

upkeep of leisure and recreational facilities.

and looking to act with foresight.

to increase awareness of these issues

The project focuses on awareness raising, in-

among the population.

formation, and training for people who run lei-

Powered by the sun:

sure facilities such as mountain huts, hunting

the Hochweisssteinhaus

lodges, fishing huts, and scout huts. Other

banks on solar energy.

CIPRA has an historical connection with the member municipalities of the Alliance in the Alps network of communities.

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Since the pilot phase during the second half

key aspects included sharing best practices

of the 1990s, the Italian municipalities have

and the transfer of knowledge. At present Slovenia does not have any

part of a collaborative project with Italy’s

financing measures such as state financial

Ministry of the Environment and the Perma-

aid or discounted loans to offer incentives for

nent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention,

ecological investments in leisure facilities

they have set out to draw up strategies for adapting to climate change.

Ph oto: M a n c a Ču j ež

been looked after by CIPRA Italy. Now, as

to the organisations concerned. So as part of the workshop the participants drew up recommendations for decision-makers to help promote such investments. They also

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“NATURALLY COLOURFUL AND SPECIES-RICH”

CO-CRE ATION IN TOURISM

CIPRA Liechtenstein Diverse and flourish-

locations, how to prepare the soil, and how

CIPRA Switzerland In the Alps, climate

One particular feature of the project is

ing landscapes benefit people and nature

to nurture and care for these colourful areas

change, scarce resources and exploitation

its attempt to facilitate innovation through

alike. They serve to secure the food resourc-

of landscape. The project offers training

pressures are at their most prevalent in tour-

co-creation methods. This involves compa-

es for butterflies, bees and other insects,

courses and input from specialists as well as

ism. There is a need for new approaches and

nies and customers working together to de-

and therefore the pollination for 80% of in-

a space in which to swap experiences and

for sustainable forms of social and economic

velop a product. The Innovation Generator is

digenous flowering plants and agricultural

new ideas. The municipalities are provided

interaction. Together with tourism and sci-

designed to provide incentives for new types

crops. Diverse landscapes are of ecological

with knowledge, practical implementation

ence representatives, CIPRA Switzerland is

of joint venture between destinations, univer-

value and attractive for local recreation and

aids and a good network, the ideal precon-

pursuing a cross-sector approach through

sities and associations. A large number of

the tourism industry.

ditions for long-term added value for these

its Innovation Generator.

institutions are therefore involved in the pro-

The “Naturally colourful and species-

communities.

ject – the main sponsoring agency is CIPRA

The staff at the operations centres ap-

fy and promote unconventional ideas for sus-

Switzerland, partnered by tourist organisa-

operations centres in six Liechtenstein and

preciate the scope gained for their own crea-

tainable tourism in the Swiss Alps. In Octo-

tions and the tourism institutions at the uni-

eighteen Vorarlberg municipalities which

tivity. It is down to the tremendous commit-

ber 2017 an expert jury selected the eight

versities of Siders and Lucerne. The project

types of seeding are best suited for different

ment of the project participants that some of

best project ideas. The initiators are now

is supported by the State Secretariat for Eco-

the newly created colourful meadows have

busy drawing up business plans for their re-

nomic Affairs’ Innotour programme.

now even acquired nesting places for wild

spective projects. The Innovation Generator

A bond for life: plants and insects

bees. Thanks to the expertise provided by one

supported the process with specialist advice

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need one another.

expert on wild bees, the knowledge gained

and two workshops in the French and Ger-

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has helped to promote wild pollinators even

man-speaking parts of Switzerland. In mid-

more effectively in the future. The “Naturally

2018 these eight highly promising project

colourful and species-rich” project is a cross-

plans are to receive seed capital funding to

border collaboration between the Liechten-

help realise their projects.

stein Society for Environmental Protection (where CIPRA Liechtenstein is domiciled), the Federal Province of Vorarlberg, and the Vorarlberg Ecology Institute. ww w.c rgR/eGn / lEi eNc hte WWW .C I Pi pRra.o A.O / L InEs te C iHn T E N S T E I N

Ph oto: M o n i c a G stö h l

CIPRA Switzerland is looking to identi-

rich” project teaches managers of municipal


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REGIONAL, SE ASONAL, SOCIAL

SPONSORING BIOTOPES With Alimentation en Chartreuse, for in-

CIPRA South Tyrol How long has the rare

of houses and gardens, but also of knowl-

stance, CIPRA France is looking to develop a

species of marsh grasshoppers existed in

edge: social innovations always tend to be

project aimed at supplying schools with lo-

the Kappl moss in Langtaufers? How does a

more about exchanging and participating

cally sourced organic food. In collaboration

rusty old bicycle end up in a drainage ditch in

Biotope campaigning:

than owning. And they cannot be decreed;

with students at Isara-Lyon, a higher educa-

Wangerau? At the meeting of biotope spon-

sponsors are taking charge.

instead, they emerge in response to social

tion institution that specialises in agricultural,

sors in Vinschgau in South Tyrol, the discov-

needs, often on the margins of institutional

food and environmental science, a survey

ery of a rare species of grasshopper was cer-

regulations. CIPRA France has been taking

was carried out in Chartreuse among farmers,

tainly a cause for celebration. There was also

and discussing necessary measures for its

an in-depth look at this topic as part of a

civil servants and canteen staff. The food pro-

less positive news to report, such as the reck-

development and preservation.

study by its Adrets member organisation

ject was repositioned based on their feed-

less fly-tipping of excavated rubble in a ditch.

Institutionally, the large national park

and the I-LivAlps workshop in the Valle Mai-

back to take more effective account of the

With its pilot project on protected area

and the nature parks in South Tyrol are all on a

ra in Italy. Jean Horgues-Debat, President of

ideas and initiatives of those concerned. To-

sponsorships, the Vinschgau environmental

sound footing, i.e. they have their own branch

CIPRA France, firmly believes that “social in-

gether with the Chartreuse Regional Park,

group set up a sponsorship scheme for Vin-

offices and administrative staff. By contrast,

novations are important because they help

CIPRA France established the Alimentation

schgau in 2015. The sponsors get to visit

smaller protected areas find themselves out

re-establish social ties and can bring about

en Chartreuse forum to improve the network-

“their” protected area at regular intervals and

of the limelight. Given that South Tyrol has

more sustainable development for Alpine re-

ing of regions within the mountain massif and

check up on how their “ward” is doing, joining

around 230 biotopes and 1,160 natural mon-

gions”.

tap into synergies in the food sector. The fo-

in with meetings to exchange their views and

uments, the relevant authorities are not al-

rum steadily helped people to develop an

experiences. As a result they are gaining a

ways able to give them the necessary atten-

adapted food strategy for their region.

greater awareness of biotopes and of natural

tion. This is where protected area sponsorship

monuments in their surroundings and are as-

kicks in. Last year the environmental groups

suming a moral responsibility. As before, the

in the Überetsch and the Eisack Valley adopt-

legal representatives of the protected areas

ed this initiative, and CIPRA South Tyrol is to

are still the relevant authorities. The sponsors

support the project’s implementation.

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Ph oto: I n g r i d K a r l e g g e r

CIPRA France Car pools, sharing the use

remain in close contact with them, informing them about the state of the protected area

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SHIFT

UNITED AGAINST THE ALEMAGNA The parties involved demanded that all

the Alemagna motorway – a new route for

local authorities and political bodies strictly

trans-alpine traffic between Munich/D and

observe the Alpine Convention’s Transport

Venice/I – flares up on a regular basis. Time

Protocol. In that Protocol, the contracting

and again lobbyists from Veneto launch vari-

parties of Austria and Italy as well as the EU

ous attempts to implement the project. Rep-

pledge not to build any new large-capacity

resentatives of municipalities, NGOs and civil

roads for trans-alpine traffic. The signatories

society from South Tyrol, Veneto, Tyrol and

advocated that a joint regional planning and

Carinthia came together in the Austrian vil-

development programme be drawn up, one

lage of St Oswald near Kartitsch on 7 July

that would also incorporate rail traffic.

2017 at the initiative of CIPRA Austria in or-

The call was reinforced by the Whatsalp

der to sign a joint memorandum against the

hiking group, which broke its journey in Kar-

Alemagna motorway.

titsch to draw attention to the situation. The

PERSPECTIVE TO SEE MORE CLE ARLY

CIPRA Austria The debate surrounding

mountaineering village of Kartitsch is located lies at the foot of the Karnischer Kamm

transit routes in Kartitsch/A.

(Carnic Main Crest). If the Alemagna motorway were to be expanded to the north it would impact the village directly. CIPRA Austria organised the signing of the statement in close collaboration with the municipality of Kartitsch, the Sillian Section of the Austrian Alpine Club, the Comitato Peraltrestrade Cadore, and the Arge Stop Transit working group. W W Ww.w Cw.c I P iRp A . Org R /e G n/ /a Eu Ns/trAi aU S T R I A ra.o

Ph oto: J o s ef Es s l, M a x i m e G i l b e r t / f l i c k r.c o m

at the entrance to the Gail Valley in Tyrol and Mind the gap: resistance to new


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CIPRA INTERNATIONAL’S THANKS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND CONTRACTS GO TO

ANNUAL ACCOUNTS SHOW A PROFIT PREPARING THE GROUND __CIPRA’s multitude of political initiatives,

With a turnover of around CHF 2 mil-

LIECHTE N STE IN VADUZ /LI ō FE DE R A L OFFICE OF S PATI A L DE V E LOPM E NT BERN/CH ō

projects and activities would not be possible

lion and a positive result of CHF 21,739, the

OFFICE FOR TH E E N V IRON M E NT VADUZ /LI ō FE DE R A L MIN I STRY OF TH E E N V IRON -

without the appropriate resources. And in

year was a thoroughly encouraging one in

ME NT, N ATU RE CON S E RVATION A N D N UCLE A R SA FE T Y BERLIN/D ō B RI STOL FOU N D -

2017 there were two stand-out factors: the

financial terms.

ATION ZURICH/CH ō PA NCI V I S FOU N DATION VADUZ /LI ō N E T WORK OF M UN ICIPA LITIE S

renewal of the contribution by the state and

Half of our funds are earmarked for po-

the preparations for our new office premises.

litical work, PR, committee work, networking

In September 2017 the Principality of

and administration. That includes our com-

Liechtenstein renewed its state contribution of

mitment to the Alpine Convention and our role

CHF 500,000 per year for the next four years.

within Eusalp, our media work, and the pro-

The fact that the resolution was adopted unani-

ject alpMonitor. The other half is expended on

N ATION A L S ECRE TA RI ATS: SCHWEIZER WANDERWEGE, CLUB ALPIN MONÉG ASQUE,

mously underscores the tremendous recogni-

project work and services with which we initi-

SLOVENIAN TOURIST BOARD, GR ANDE TR AVERSÉE DES ALPES, LIECHTENSTEIN OFFICE

tion of the work carried out by CIPRA and the

ate and promote the implementation of sus-

OF THE ENVIRONMENT, HIKING AND BIKING SLOVENIA ō INTE RN ATION A L CH A RITA B LE

desire for continuity in the protection of the Alps.

tainable solution strategies. We are most

FOUNDATION VADUZ /LI ō N ATU M FOU N DATION ALTDORF/CH ō FUTU RE FOU N DATION

So we would like to take this opportunity to ex-

grateful to all our sponsors, individual donors,

OF LIECHTE N STE IN I SCH E L A N DE S BA N K AG VADUZ /LI ō OFFICE OF S PATI A L DE V E-

press our warmest thanks to the government

foundations, and public and private bodies

LOPME NT A N D G EOIN FORM ATION , CA NTON ST. G A LLE N ST. G ALLEN/CH ō OFFICE OF

and to all the political factions in the Landtag!

who have actively supported us in 2017 and

CON STRUCTION A N D IN FR ASTRUCTU RE VADUZ /LI ō M IN I STRY FOR HOM E A FFA IRS ,

Besides its ongoing activities, CIPRA

continue to do so.

“A LLI A NCE IN TH E A LPS” ÜBERSEE /D ō A LPIN E TOWN OF TH E Y E A R AS SOCI ATION BAD REICHENHALL /D ō STIF TU NG FÜRST. KOMME R Z IE N R AT GU IDO FEG E R VADUZ /LI ō A AG E V. JE N S E N CH A RIT Y FOU N DATION VADUZ /LI ō GU IDO A N D DORI S M E IE R VADUZ /LI ō THE EU’S E R AS MUS+ PROG R A MME ō RICH I FOU N DATION VADUZ /LI ō V I A A LPIN A

E DUCATION A N D E N V IRON M E NT VADUZ /LI ō MIN I STRY FOR IN FR ASTRUCTU RE , ECO -

International supported the financing of a new

CIPRA International’s assets amounted

executive office in Schaan. The Municipality of

to around CHF 325,704 at the end of 2017.

Schaan purchased a property that is to be

Detailed financial statements of account can

used by CIPRA International and other NGOs.

be viewed at

In 2017 significant funding was already put in

have been approved by the Assembly of Dele-

N ATION A L LIBR A RY VADUZ /LI ō A LPS IN S IG HT SU PPORTE RS ō PAU L SCH ILLE R FOU N -

place for its renovation. A big thank-you to all

gates in summer 2018.

DATION L ACHEN/CH ō CA RIPLO FOU N DATION MIL AN/I ō B LU E ! A DVA NCING EU ROPE A N

ra.o Ww WwWw.c . Ci p IP R Arg. O R G

once they

NOMIC AFFAIRS AND SPORT VADUZ/LI ō FEDERAL AGENCY FOR NATURE CONSERVATION BONN/D ō PE RM A N E NT S ECRE TA RI AT OF TH E A LPIN E CON V E NTION INNSBRUCK /A ō FE DE R A L E N V IRON M E NT AG E NCY G E RM A N Y DESSAU-ROSSL AU/D ō LIECHTE N STE IN

those who supported us! The renovation and

PROJECTS MUNICH/D ō LEGACY MARIA KL AR A FEHR SCHELLENBERG/LI ō FOUNDATION

relocation should be completed by 2019.

FOR SUSTA IN A BILIT Y RUGGELL /LI ō H E IDE HOF FOU N DATION STUT TG ART/D

Where does the money come from? Where does the money go? Committee activities, networking and administration 551,812 CHF Political work and communications 470,133 CHF Projects and services 957,424 CHF

Services to third parties 301,836 CHF Government subsidies 500,000 CHF Project contributions, donations, subsidies 1,118,996 CHF Membership fees 38,466 CHF Other income 41,809 CHF


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CIPRA

S W I T Z E R L A N D E xecut ive Board Remco Giovanoli (until May),

Christine Eben, Dr. Peter Eberle, Dr. Stefan Köhler, Florian

Eva Inder wildi, Sebastian Moos, Patrik Schönenberger (President), Benno

Lintzmeyer, Er win Rothgang (President) O f fice Stefan Witty,

Steiner O f fice Hans Weber C I P R A

E xecut ive Board Uroš

Uwe Roth, Irene Brendt C I P R A S O U T H T I R O L E xecu-

Brankovič, Gašper Kleč, Patricija Muršič, Matej Ogrin (President), Dušan

t ive Board Klauspeter Dissinger (President), Johanna Ebner

Prašnikar, Jernej Stritih O f fice Spela Berlot, Ajda Kafol Stojanovič, Peter Žnidaršič

( Vice President), Klara Kofler, Wolfgang Niederhofer, Hans-

C I P R A G E R M A N Y E xecut ive Board Ethelber t Babl, Peter Dill, A xel Doering,

peter Niederkofler, Anna Pichler, Mar tin Schöpf, Wilhelm

SLOVENIA

Seppi, Gerda Wallnöfer O f fice Marion Auer, Griseldis Dietl,

gar tner (President ad interim until April), Katharina Conradin (President rom April), Hugo Quaderer, Eva Šabec, Marko Slapnik Internat ional O f fice Elisa Agosti, Christina Bachner, Caroline Begle, Corinne Buf f (until December), Katarina Cesnik (until April), Magdalena Christandl (from December), Cristina Dalla Torre (until Januar y), Mar t yna Derszniak-Noirjean (until April), Jakob Dietachmair, Mar tha Dunbar, Malina Grubhofer, Michaela Hogenboom, Benjamin Köglberger (until November), (from April), Wolfgang P fef ferkorn, Andreas Pichler (Managing Director), Fabian Sandholzer (from October), Barbara Wülser C I P R A I T A L Y E xecut ive Board Vanda Bonardo, Gianni Cametti, Luigi Casanova, Federica Corrado (President), Cristina Dalla Torre, Oscar Del Barba, Carlo Gubetti, Marco La Viola O f fice Francesco Pastorelli (Managing Director) C I P R A L I E C H T E N S T E I N O f fice Monika Gstöhl (Director), Cornelia Mayer, Claudia Ospelt-Bosshard, Samira Schädler CIPRA

AUSTRIA

O f fice Josef Essl (Managing Director) Commit tee Peter Haßlacher

(Chairman), Christian Baumgar tner, Liliana Dagostin, Gerald P fif finger, Christine Pühringer, Gottfried Schindlbauer, Walter Tschon C I P R A

F R A N C E E xecut ive Board Jean Horgues-

Debat (President from July), Alain Boulogne (President until July), Michel Chamel, Hélène Denis (until July) Adrien Devos, Patrick Le Vaguerèse, Bernard Jean (from July) O f fice Marc-Jérôme Hassid (Managing Director), Julika Jarosch, Delphine Segalen, Pauline Pineau (from Februar)

Ph oto s: D a n i e l O s p e l t, Fra n z O s s

Maya Mathias, Magdalena Holzer, Anna Mehrmann, Robin Nauman (from March), Gregor Novak

CIPRA YOUTH COUNCIL

Andreas C I P R A I N T E R N A T I O N A L E xecut ive Board Serena Arduino (from October), Christian Baum-

Riedl

COUNCIL

(Managing

Director)

CIPRA

YOUTH

Magdalena Christandl, Cristina Dalla Torre,

Luisa Deubzer, Luzia Felder, Mirjam Kreisel, Frederick Manck, Andrea Müller, Matthias Oer tel, Eva Šabec, Julia Thüringer, Zala Zebeca N E D E R L A N D S E

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MASTHEAD

Editor: CIPRA International Editorial Staff: Maya Mathias (responsible), Barbara Wülser Translation: Claire Simon, Nataša Leskovic Uršič, Reinhold Ferrari, Stephen Grynwasser Proofreading: Violaine Simon, Nina Pirc, Francesco Pastorelli, Barbara Wülser, Pat Moody Layout: Jenni Kuck Print: BVD Druck+Verlag AG/LI Total circulation: 2,400 copies

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