Climate Action in Alpine Towns
Under the title “Climate Action in Alpine Towns”, eight Alpine towns implemented climate actions related to spatial planning and citizen participation. The project was implemented in the framework of the Swiss Presidency of the Alpine Convention and the Territorial Agenda 2030 until the end of 2022.
The latter aims to reduce inequalities and environmental risks and to improve governance in spatial development. In this way, sustainable development is linked to climate concerns and local knowledge is consistently used – through the development of ideas “from below” and through the participation of citizens.
The project “Climate Action in Alpine Towns” shows that municipalities can already start with low-threshold climate measures – with Alpine towns as pioneers. They tried to address their citizens’ concerns about climate change and develop creative solutions. In addition, there was an exchange between the towns to learn from each other.