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25/02/2014

Alpine forests and green economy: a workshop at Monte Barro Park

The 2013-2014 Italian presidency of the Alpine Convention, with the support of the Permanent Secretariat and in collaboration with Eliante and Legambiente Lecco organises a public workshop entitled "An infrastructure for green growth: the potential role of European alpine forests in the Green Economy". The event, hosted by the Monte Barro Regional Park, will be preceded by the meeting of the members of the Mountain Forests Working Group scheduled on March, 6th.  

 

GIVE VALUE AND PROTECTION TO ALPINE FORESTS

In the light of the most recent sustainable development guidelines and the increasing attention paid to the potential role of the forest sector to develop models of "green" economy, the workshop aims at facilitating the analysis of methodologies, best practices and existing approaches able to enhance the multifunctional role of Alpine forests in the frame of the new 2020 European Union agenda. 

Experts and representatives of various institutions and associations will debate with public and stakeholders to design local shared strategies and projects about the role of forest resources in the transition to more environmentally friendly production processes in the field of renewable energy, sustainable tourism, taking in great value the enhancement and preservation of the ecosystem services guaranteed by mountain forests.

The workshop will contribute to the ongoing work within the Alpine Convention to promote initiatives highlighting the value of Alpine forests for the development of effective cross-border policies that take into account the potential and the peculiarities of the Alps. The event is part of a program of scientific events open to the public sponsored by the Italian Presidency of the Alpine Convention. The workshop includes sections of debate between the public and experts; an Italian-English translation service will be guaranteed. 

To attend the workshop, please complete the following online registration form

More information about the Alpine Convention here.