The international architecture competition 'Constructive Alps' is celebrating its tenth anniversary. To mark the occasion, an online conference on sustainable renovation and construction in the Alps organised by the Swiss Presidency of the Alpine Convention was held on 9 and 10 June 2021. Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein took the opportunity to announce the sixth call for entries for the prize in autumn 2021.
All of us can take small actions to better protect the climate in the Alps! This is why the Swiss Presidency of the Alpine Convention, in cooperation with the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, launched the «Climate Hour» on World Environment Day on 5 June. On this day, more than 20 local events on climate protection in the Alps took place throughout the Alps. The aims of the Climate Hour are to bring people together, to showcase diverse climate activities in the Alps and to inspire local action. The second edition of the Climate Hour will take place on 5 June 2022.
More and more people are spending their holidays on their bikes. This presents both opportunities and risks for the Alpine region. At the conference «MoVe the Alps», experts discussed how cycling tourism can be promoted in a climate-friendly way.