Vince Lombardi, original source unknown
We, the undersigned, fully subscribe to this quote – indeed, we are not only hoping but are rather counting on innovative ideas and solutions to combat climate change! To demonstrate this, the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 and the Climate Action Plan 2.0 have been developed as part of a broader strategy towards climate-neutral and climate-resilient Alps by 2050.
Climate change requires immediate action in all sectors including energy, transport, mountain agriculture, tourism, spatial planning and soil – to name but a few. Gaining momentum through the adoption of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 and the Climate Action Plan 2.0 by the Alpine Conferences in 2019 and 2020, the Alpine Climate Board (ACB) is now ready to move into the implementation phase.
The ACB has developed 30 implementation pathways for ten different sectors, which are available on alpineclimate2050.org and alpconv.org. The following pages provide information on the pathways considered priorities by the Ministers of the Alpine states.
Now is the time to join forces and take concrete steps together towards implementing our climate goals! Building strong and effective partnerships will be key to ambitious climate action, especially in the Alps with their specif ic challenges and characteristics. Moreover, we will continue to work closely with all partners in the Alpine Convention family and beyond to spur swift action in implementing our strategy.
Alenka Smerkolj, Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Helmut Hojesky, Chair of the Alpine Climate Board of the Alpine Convention
Silvia Jost, President of the Permanent Committee of the Alpine Conference 2021-2022