Action Group 8

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

Mission

Sustainable and effective protection from natural hazards is an essential predisposition for settling, as well as, socio-economic development in the Alps. Limited settlement space and climate change lead to increasing exposure and damage risk of private property and infrastructure in the Alps. The interests of economic development, social welfare, mobility and tourism need to balance risk reduction and safety management. This requires new risk governance instruments and processes with a view to find the optimal approach for multiple land 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 change 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 challenges in natural hazard and climate change adaptation policy
  • Promoting, developing and implementing local, regional and international pilot projects and programs based on strategic priorities, and exploring funding opportunities on both EU as well as national/regional/private levels
Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Role: Leader
Christian Wanger
Role: Leader

Additional Representative contacts

Kilian Heil
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter
Roberto Barbiero
Catherine Bertrand
Massimo Ceriani
Vincent Courtray
Luigi D'Alpaos
Josef Eberli
Jan-Philipp Egner
Benjamin Einhorn
Markus Federspiel
Ansgar Fellendorf
Jean-Charles Français
Willigis Gallmetzer
Kilian Heil
Rudolf Hornich
Siegfried Jachs
Markus Kottek
Wolfgang Lexer
Andreas Lindenmaier
Jože Papež
Marcello Petitta
Andreas Pichler
Wolfgang Rieger
Carolin Schärpf
Heike Summer
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter

Observers

Daniel Bieri
Nicolas Chesnel
Giacomo Luciani
Giacomo Luciani
Veronika Schulz

Projects

AlpGov

Jun 2016 to Dec 2019
100% Complete
100%

Project REDIAFOR

Sep 2019 to May 2021
50% Complete
50%

HyMoCARES

Jan 2017 to Oct 2019
100% Complete
100%

Rock the Alps

Jan 2017 to Nov 2019
100% Complete
100%

GreenRisk4Alps

Apr 2018 to Apr 2021
75% Complete
75%

Results

FOREST FIRES IN THE ALPS - STATE OF KNOWLEDGE AND FURTHER CHALLENGES

State of knowledge, future challenges and options for an integrated fire management

06 Feb 2020

THE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTION PLATFORM FOR THE ALPS - CAPA

The “Climate Adaptation Platform for the Alps - CAPA” (www.capa-eusalp.eu) was initially developed by the C3-Alps project and has been re-launched...

05 Dec 2019

CONFERENCE PROTECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF FORESTS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

 

The protective functions of forests offer ecological, economic and sustainable protection against natural hazards and related risks. On the 26th and 27th September 2019, EUSALP AG8...

02 Oct 2019

MAINSTREAMING CCA AND DRR IN THE ALPINE MACRO-REGION

This report summarizes findings of the study on Governance of climate adaptation in the countries of the Alpine macro region on mainstreaming and scaling climate change adaptation (CCA) and...

20 Sep 2019

DEALING WITH DISASTER RISK – THE RISK GOVERNANCE APPROACH, A STATUS QUO ANALYSIS

The EUSALP objectives highlight cross-cutting policy areas and especially governance. Action Group 8 therefore carried out a status quo analysis of risk governance in the field of natural hazard...

12 Apr 2019

Beyond the expected - dealing with cases of overload and the residual risk of natural hazards in the Alpine region

Despite high investments in protection measures against natural hazards during the last years, heavy damages are still occurring. One reason for these damages is that extreme events can exceed the...

17 Jul 2018

Results from the workshop "Going local - green infrastructure meets climate change adaptation"

Workshop: Going local – “Green infrastructure” meets “climate adaptation strategies”

15 Dec 2017

Calendar

Event on Moutain Biodiversity

Marseille
10/01/2021 - 09:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

** Date to be confirmed **

Event held on the sidelines of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, jointly organised by the EUSALP French presidency, the Alpine Convention French presidency and UNEP Vienna.