Action Group 8

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

Mission

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

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
99% Complete
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Results

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

3rd Annual Forum 2019

PALAZZO LOMBARDIA, MILAN
28/11/2019 - 09:00 to 29/11/2019 - 18:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

On November 28 and 29 Milan will host the 3rd  EUSALP Annual Forum.

AlpGov Final Event

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan
28/11/2019 - 11:00 to 13:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

The event will be the occasion to present the AlpGov project outputs, main achievements and results, with an open window to AlpGov2 and the upcoming EUSALP French Presidency 2020.

ARPAF CrossBorder Final Event

PALAZZO LOMBARDIA, MILAN, sala n.34, settore arancione, 3° piano
29/11/2019 - 08:45 to 10:15
Event type: Workshop

The Final Event of ARPAF CrossBorder will take place - within the framework of the 3rd EUSALP Annual Forum - on 29 November 2019 from 08.45 to 10.15.