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 […]

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

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 brings together partners and representatives from nature conservation organisations, the energy industry, administration […]

Publication on Renewable Energy and Ecosystem Services

How do Forest Biomass, Agricultural Biomass, Hydropower, Wind Energy, Photovoltaic and Geothermal Energy impact Ecosystem Services? Which importance do the specific energy sources actually have in the Alpine Area? Which are the main impact dimensions of each energy source and on which factors do they depend upon? Do scientific guidelines on environmental impacts address Ecosystem […]

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

First conference participation

We presented the firsts results of the project in an international scientific conference, held in Kaunas (Lithuania), on the 29th – 30th May. The conference was entitled “Economic evaluation of forest management sustainability” and the presentation showed the preliminary results of the Triglav National Park case study. The park was chosen for its objective […]

About Gianluca Grilli

Gianluca Grilli has an Ms in environmental economics. He is a PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. He works as a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energy at Eurac. His main research interests are ecosystem services evaluation and management, GIS modeling and applied econometrics.

Bringing stakeholders together!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Renewable energy, Stakeholders | No Comments

In winter 2013 started with a series of training sessions and workshops. With specially designed trainings and workshops brings together policy and decision makers as well as experts from authorities on all levels – from local to EU-level. The events aim to show how conflicts between renewable energy producers and stakeholders of biodiversity […]

About Peter Tramberend

Peter Tramberend, Environment Agency Austria in Vienna is organising the dissemination activities of