The instruments of the Alpine Convention

The Alpine Convention has developed a series of instruments that support the conservation and sustainable development of the Alpine space. These include, in particular, the Multi-Annual Work Programme, the Reports on the State of the Alps, and the Thematic Working Bodies.

Joining forces under the Multi-Annual Work Programme

The Alpine countries lay down common areas of focus for their work in the Multi-Annual Work Programme. The areas that will be pursued over the next five years are people & culture, climate change, biodiversity & landscape, green economy, sustainable transport and the role in EUSALP. The current multi-year programme is in force from 2017 to 2022. 


Reports on the State of the Alps highlight pan-Alpine challenges

The individual Reports on the State of the Alps offer regular briefings on the environmental, economic and social development of the Alpine space, and thus pinpoint future challenges at an early stage. They are drafted jointly by representatives of the Alpine states, the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, many different networks and institutions, as well as scientists and experts.


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