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The Alpine Conference and the Permanent Committee establish Working Groups, Platforms and ad-hoc thematic groups according to the current needs. The thematic bodies support the Alpine Convention's work on different topics related to sustainable development.

Their responsibility consists in studying ongoing developments and in developing recommendations and implementing instruments. These bodies are generally set for a two-year term and may work in subgroups for specific topics. They report to the Alpine Conference and the Permanent Committee.
Here you can read the report by the deputy Secretary general Marianna Elmi on the work of the Working Groups and Platforms in the mandate period 2015-2016 (in DE, FR, IT, SL).
The following thematic bodies are currently active:

  1. Transport Working Group 
  2. Natural Hazards Platform - PLANALP
  3. Ecological Network Platform
  4. Water Management in the Alps Platform
  5. Large Carnivores, Wild Ungulates and Society Platform - WISO
  6. Macro-regional strategy for the Alps Working Group
  7. Mountain Agriculture Platform
  8. Mountain Forests Working Group
  9. Sustainable Tourism Working Group
  10. Ad-hoc Expert Group on Spatial Planning
  11. Green Economy Advisory Board
  12. Alpine Climate Board