In the year 1991, on 7 November, the first international treaty for the protection and sustainable development of an entire mountain area was introduced. The Alpine Convention was born.
On this special day, 28 years later, Secretary General Alenka Smerkolj met the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Transport, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze in Berlin (DE). Next to current developments in the framework of the Alpine Convention, the topics of efficient climate change governance and of youth participation were discussed. Special attention during this high-level meeting was addressed to the Global Goals, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 10, which is about reducing inequality. The Global Goals were also subject of a discussion the Secretary General had via Skype with delegates of the Youth Parliament to the Alpine Convention (YPAC), who were gathering in Sonthofen (DE).