The meeting was chaired by Mr. Thomas Loidlfrom the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs ofAustria. After the opening on Wednesday by Secretary General AmbassadorMarkus Reiterer, the participants finalized 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 XV th AlpineConference on the 4th of April 2019 in Innsbruck. TheCompliance Committee also adopted its activity report, which likewise will bepresented to the upcoming Conference.