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ClimAlpTour : Climate Change and its Impact on Tourism in the Alpine Space

Description:

The project aims at dealing with the internationally recognised issue of the effects of climate change on Alpine tourism, with reference both to winter tourism and sports and to Alpine all-seasons tourism. The issue of providing appropriate strategies to ensure a balanced development of Alpine tourism, the preparation of appropriate adaptation policies at the national, regional and local level and the assessment of the economic and social effects of climate change on tourism was a central issue in several studies. Alpine tourism needs to be rethought and both public institutions and private stakeholders have to meet the challenge of a new idea of tourism which goes beyond the traditional vision of winter sports and other typical Alpine tourism activities. This project addresses the need to provide both a sound knowledge of the different aspects of the impact of climate change on Alpine tourism and concrete adaptation strategies to apply in selected areas. The issue of providing appropriate strategies to ensure a balanced development of alpine tourism according to climate changes is the final goal of ClimAlpTour project. The project feature a number of case studies.

Project information

Lead
Region of Veneto - Directorate for Forest and Mountain Economy (IT)Maurizio Dissegna
Partners

United Nations Envinronment Programme, European Academy (IT), MATT Italian Ministry for the Environment, the Land and the Sea (IT), Mountain Institute (FR) and 15 other European partners

Source of funding
Interreg IV B Alpine Space

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Keywords

Alpine tourism

Duration

2008/9/1-2011/9/30

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Ice and Snow

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Buildings, Forestry

Geographic characterization

Europe

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