Action Group 8

To improve risk management and to better manage climate change, including major natural risks prevention


Sustainable protection from natural hazards is an essential predisposition for settling as well as social and economic development in the Alps. Limited settlement space and climate change lead to increasing exposure and damages to private property and infrastructure. The interests of economic development, social welfare, mobility and tourism still outbalance the targets of risk reduction and safety management which calls for new governance instruments in order to balance multiple use demands.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

Therefore Action Group 8 aims at improving risk management and better managing climate change in the Alpine Region by pursuing the following objectives:

  • Stocktaking of relevant actors and interests, mapping and enhancing governance structures and processes in the policy fields of risk/hazard management and climate adaptation
  • Improving risk and adaptation governance mechanisms in the EUSALP region by enhancing, valorizing and leveraging the existing cooperation structures
  • Identification of good practice solutions in tackling the challenges ahead
  • Promoting, developing and implementing local, regional and transnational pilots and projects based on the action plan and exploring funding opportunities on both EU as well as national/regional/private levels
Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Role: Leader
Christian Wanger
Role: Leader
Representative of Bavaria

Additional Representative contacts

Kilian Heil
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter
Representative of Bavaria
Roberto Barbiero
Representative of Trento (Autonomous Province)
Catherine Bertrand
Representative of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Ernst Böcskör
Representative of Burgenland
Massimo Ceriani
Representative of Lombardy
Vincent Courtray
Luigi D'Alpaos
Representative of Veneto
Josef Eberli
Jan-Philipp Egner
Representative of Bavaria
Benjamin Einhorn
Markus Federspiel
Representative of Tyrol
Jean-Charles Français
Willigis Gallmetzer
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province)
Kilian Heil
Sebastian Höllerl
Representative of Bavaria
Rudolf Hornich
Representative of Steiermark
Marcel Innerkofler
Representative of Tyrol
Siegfried Jachs
Cornelia Jäger
Markus Kottek
Representative of Kärnten
Andreas Lindenmaier
Representative of Bavaria
Jože Papež
Marcello Petitta
Andreas Pichler
Andreas Rimböck
Representative of Bavaria
Carolin Schärpf
Milica Slokar
Heike Summer
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter
Representative of Bavaria


Daniel Bieri
Nicolas Chesnel
Saki Ino
Veronika Schulz
Dina Silina
Elisabeth Sötz



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