The meeting was chaired by Mr. Thomas Loidlfrom the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria. After the opening on Wednesday by Secretary General AmbassadorMarkus Reiterer, the participants finalised the compliance report on the indepth review of the topic “parsimonious use of soil”.
This report includesrecommendations on how to reduce land take and to prevent soil sealing withinthe scope of the application of the Alpine Convention. The report and itsrecommendations were approved to be presented to the XVAlpineConference on the 4th of April 2019 in Innsbruck. The Compliance Committee also adopted its activity report, which will likewise be presented to the upcoming Conference.