The Alpine Convention Who We Are

The Alps

… are a fascinating and spectacular mountain range spanning eight countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland. The challenges faced by the Alps are often cross-border in nature, and can be solved best through cooperation. Recognising this, the eight Alpine countries, together with the European Union, formed the Alpine Convention to address these challenges together.

The Alpine Convention is leading the way for sustainable life in the Alps and is a pioneer of its kind as the first international treaty aimed at the sustainable development and protection of an entire mountain range. The year 2021 marked the 30th anniversary since the Convention was first signed, laying down the international commitment to protect the Alpine region.

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Facts & Information

2 degrees

Temperature increase in the Alps since the 19th century

Climate Change
14,9 million

Quality of life for all inhabitants of the Alps

Population & Culture
1995

Entry into force of the Alpine Convention

Framework Convention
43,000

The Alps are home to 30,000 animal species and 13,000 plant species

Biodiversity & Nature Conservation
Eight Countries

Eight Alpine countries and the European Union

Contracting Parties
Sustainable Development Goals

The Alpine Convention is a transnational example of the implementation of the SDGs

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Events & Social Media

202224.05

Meeting of the ad hoc Working Group for the preparation of the Multi-Annual Work Programme 2023-2030

202224.05

EUSALP Landscape Conference

202214.06

"Across the Alps" Exhibition - Kufstein

The Alpine Convention and you

Topics

We work in many areas related to life in the Alps. Click through the different topics to see what the Alpine Convention is doing in an area that interests you.

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Atlas

Explore the Alps in maps and data with the Alpine Convention Atlas. In addition to many maps and layers, the Atlas also includes documents, datasets, and much more.

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Get to know the Alps - SOIA

Sharing Alpine knowledge is one of our priorities - the System for the Observation and Information on the Alps aims to improve communication on research and observation activities.

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Work Programme

The Multi-Annual Work Programme sets the framework for developing common strategies, tools, and solutions. Help shape your Alpine future!

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Projects

Whether literature lover, photography buff or young researcher, our projects have something for everyone – if you want to learn more, do not hesitate to get in touch!

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