WORKING GROUP TRANSPORT
The main objective of the Transport Protocol
of the Alpine Convention is to pursue a sustainable transport policy which will reduce the negative effects of and risks posed by intra-Alpine and transalpine transport to a level which is not harmful to people, flora and fauna and their environments and habitats; inter alia, by transferring an increasing amount of transport, especially freight transport, to the railways, in particular by creating appropriate infrastructures and incentives in line with market principle.
This objective and the implementation of the Transport Protocol are supported by the activities of the Working Group Transport.
1. What is the Working Group Transport ?
The Working group Transport was initially mandated to elaborate and negotiate the Transport Protocol of the Alpine Convention. When the Transport Protocol was adopted by the ministers at the VI. Alpine Conference in 2000, the tasks of the Working Group were redefined to support the exchange of information and experience among the Parties of the Alpine Convention, related to chapter IV of the Transport Protocol (“control and assessment”).
Since 2000 the Working Group Transport has operated on the basis of two-year mandates on specific issues. In the period 2013-2014 the Working Group is focusing on two sets of activities:general questions regarding the implementation of the Alpine Convention in the field of transport and Sustainable Mobility issues. With regard to the Climate Action Plan
, the group also has the task of exchanging information with the Zurich Group
in order to better coordinate these partly parallel processes. Activities will be prepared also regarding Macroregional Strategy. Furthermore transport is one of the Five Areas of Priority Actions set in the Multiannual Work Program 2011-2016
The contracting parties to the Alpine Convention delegated experts of the relevant transport ministries to be members of the Working Group. Observers
to the Convention may put forward representatives selected by the observers themselves.
List of Members
The main objectives of the Working Group Transport are to:
3. Activities, documents, results of the Working Group Transport
Reports of the Working Group Transport
- develop coordinated information in the spheres of transport and tourism;
- implement the Alpine Convention and mainly the Transport Protocol to identify a common method for the elaboration of the reference document concerning art. 15 of the Protocol;
- work on reducing the negative impact of transport on health and environment;
- analyse, inform and develop good practices especially for sustainable mobility in urban areas and their surroundings.
Collection of good practices on transport
- Cooperation on Alpine Railway Corridors
- Report Alpine Urban Mobility (2011, EN)
- The real costs of transport in transalpine corridors (Find in DE, FR, IT, SL)
- Tourist Sustainable Mobility in the Alps (Find in DE, FR, IT, SL)
- Public transport accessibility of Alpine tourist resorts from major European origin regions and cities. Synthesis Report
- Sustainable Mobility in the Alps. Examples of Good Practices and Analysis of the Mobility System. (Find in DE, FR, IT, SL) (Annex EN)
4. Links and Additional Information
- Institutions of the Contracting Parties:
- European Union
- Additional links: