ACTION GROUP 8

RISK GOVERNANCE

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.

MISSIONS

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

Positioned within the thematic policy sphere of "Environment and Energy," Action Group 8 reaffirms its allegiance to the cultivation of sustainable development and an unwavering confrontation of environmental challenges.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

1. 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.

2. Improving risk and adaptation governance mechanisms in the EUSALP region by enhancing, valorizing and leveraging the existing cooperation structures.

3. Identification of good practice solutions in tackling challenges in natural hazard and climate change adaptation policy.

4. 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.

PROJECTS

CONTACTS

Leaders

Co-leaders

CO-LEADER

Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Austria
florian.rudolf-miklau@boku.ac.at

CO-LEADER

Marc Zebisch
Italy
marc.zebisch@eurac.edu

CO-LEADER

Katharina Rieder
Austria
katharina.rieder@fh-kufstein.ac.at

CO-LEADER

Fabio Carnelli
Italy
fabio.carnelli@eurac.edu

CO-LEADER

Lydia Pedoth
Italy
lydia.pedoth@eurac.edu

Group Members

Roberto Barbiero
Frédéric Berger
Kamel Bouriche
Catherine Calmet
Luigi D'Alpaos
Milena Dobnik Jeraj
Josef Eberli
Jan-Philipp Egner
Benjamin Einhorn
Mauro Gaddo
Willigis Gallmetzer
Anja Gerčar
Francesca Giannoni
Lena Großmann
Siegfried Jachs
Jan Ulrich Job
Claudia Kaulfuß
Markus Kottek
Lavinia Laiti
Andreas Lindenmaier
Stefano Micheletti
Jože Papež
Andrea Piccin
Simon Poljanšek
Mateja Ribnikar
Katharina Rieder
Wolfgang Rieger
Raffaele Rocco
Carolin Schärpf
Luca Štravs
Stefan Walder
Christian Wanger
Felix Weingraber
Nora Zenhäusern
Luka Štravs

Observers

Annalisa Cevasco
Marcello Petitta
Pierluigi Vinai