» advanced

Alpine Convention

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleAlpine Convention
2nd TitleConvention alpine; Alpska konvencija; Convenzione delle alpi; Alpenkonvention
CreatorSecretariat of the Alpine Convention
DescriptionThe Alpine Convention is a framework that sets out the basic principles and contains general measures for the sustainable development in the Alpine region. It entered into force on March 1995. The Convention has been signed and ratified by the following parties: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland and the European Economic Community. Under Article 2 (general obligations) there is a specific section on mountain forests - the objective is to preserve, reinforce and restore the role of forests, in particular their protective role, by improving the resistance of forest ecosystems mainly by applying natural forestry techniques and preventing any utilization detrimental to forests, taking into account the less favourable economic conditions in the Alpine region. A Mountain Forests Protocol has been developed and adopted (available in French, German, Italian, Slovenian and English). The webpages provide access to resources, including the System for the Observation and information on the Alps (SOIA), which provides access to various resources (indicators, maps, good practices, data, address, links).
LanguageEnglish, French, German, Italian, Slovenian
CountryAustria, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland
Keywordsconventions; international agreements; mountain areas; mountain forests; protected areas; environmental protection; environmental policy; sustainable development; Mountain Forests Protocol; SOIA; information systems
TypeInformation services, Legislation, Publications
 View XML
Correct this metadata (a pop-up window)
 Published: October 19 2009