New publication: International conference on balancing renewable energy and nature in the Alps

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Knowledge transfer, Renewable energy | No Comments
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The Alps have great potential as a source of renewable energy and could contribute significantly to mitigation of climate change. This role, however, may mean increasing pressure on nature. To develop strategies and tools for decision-making on renewable energy, the project recharge.green brings together partners and representatives from nature conservation organisations, the energy industry, administration […]

Who cares about tomorrow´s world? Insights from behavioural economics: How to ensure a future world worth living in

A new version of the public goods game by Harvard University researchers demonstrates that, under democratic governance conditions, most people are willing to co-operate to conserve resources for the future. (Illustration by Nature)

While recharge.green project focuses on reconciling biodiversity conservation and renewable energy development in the Alps, the project also needs to consider broader questions concerning the use of natural resources. Biodiversity conservation requires long-term commitments and inter-generational co-operation with people who have not even been born. How can today´s policy makers stimulate people to unselfishly co-operate […]

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About Karin Svadlenak-Gomez

“I am passionate about nature and mountains, so it is quite satisfying to be involved in a project that seeks a balanced approach to using and protecting the diverse natural resources in the Alps.” _ Karin Svadlenak-Gomez, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Lead Partner support in project management and public relations of the recharge.green project