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ALPINE CLIMATE BOARD
Presidency: Austria

Climate change is occurring at a faster pace in the Alps than elsewhere: Since the late 19th century temperatures have risen by almost 2 °C, a rate about twice as large as the northern hemisphere average. The impacts of climate change vary across the Alps, but they do not stop at administrative borders.

The Contracting Parties to the Alpine Convention adopted in 2006 a Declaration on Climate Change to reinforce their cooperation. This was complemented in 2009 by an Action Plan on Climate Change in the Alps with specific strategic measures and best practice examples. Taking action on climate change has also been one of the priorities set in the Multi-Annual Work Programme of the Alpine Conference since 2011. In 2016, the XIVth Alpine Conference established the Advisory Committee on the Alpine Climate (in short Alpine Climate Board), “in order to bundle together relevant climate change activities carried out in the framework of the Alpine Convention and to elaborate proposals for a concrete system of objectives of the Alpine Convention in regard to the perspective of a “climate neutral Alpine space” in accordance with European and international objectives.”


List of Members


Objectives

The main objectives of the Alpine Climate Board are:

  • to bundle together relevant climate change activities carried out in the framework of the Alpine Convention and
  • to elaborate proposals for a concrete system of objectives of the Alpine Convention in regard to the perspective of a “climate neutral Alpine space”.

These activities are to be carried out in accordance with the European and international objectives, which are inter alia included in the Paris Agreement, the EU Climate and Energy Package, the EU Clean Energy Package or the EU Adaptation Framework. A report of the results is expected at the XVth Alpine Conference in 2019.  


Current activities, documents, results of the Alpine Climate Board

 


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