Transnational workshop on “Sample Hectare”, 30th of Sept 2014

On the 30.09.2014 the project responsible discussed with 11 representatives of the Vorarlberg State administration the instrument “Sample Hectare”. The public administration was widely represented, including the head of departments of agrarian district authority, forestry, water management, nature and environmental protection, environment and food security, energy and climate protection, as well as representatives of the […]

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

While 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 […]

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 project

Renewable Energy – Chances or conflicts?

Renewable Energy is often seen as chance, for instance to solve global environmental problems, to strengthen regional economies, to cope communal budget crises or as vehicle for new, participative governance-approaches. However, in mountainous areas such as the Alps renewable energies also have to cope with particular dichotomies such as high energy potential versus high biodiversity […]

About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis