Action Group 7

To develop ecological connectivity in the whole EUSALP territory

Mission

Action Group 7 focuses on developing ecological connectivity and thus to strengthen, improve and restore biodiversity, as well as ecosystem services. Its implementation will increase the degree of connection between natural and semi-natural landscapes in the entire EUSALP territory.

With its broad representation of members from Alpine countries and regions as well as advisors with different institutional and sectoral backgrounds, AG 7 builds on a dialogue including stakeholders from all relevant sectors. It aims at setting up a comprehensive macro-regional scheme by applying the EU Strategy for Green Infrastructure (GI) to regional scales and making the Alps an outstanding candidate for GI in Europe.

The AG 7 provides the framework for developing a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, including features in rural and urban areas which together – functionally interconnected – ensure diverse advantages for nature, as well as social benefits and economic prosperity for humans.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

  • To identify Alpine GI elements of transnational relevance, improve governance approaches and explore funding opportunities.
  • To promote the various benefits of GI as complementary solutions to Grey Infrastructure and bring GI onto the political agenda of the Alpine Region.
  • To trigger tangible implementation initiatives and liaise with implementation partners from all relevant sectors to make GI visible and close gaps in the trans-European “matrix for life”.
  • To allow the benefits of ecological connectivity to emerge at ecosystem and societal dimensions, enhancing resilience to threats such as climate change. 
  • To develop solutions to halt biodiversity loss and address challenges such as missing connections between natural areas and homogeneous and impoverished lowlands.
Michaela Künzl
Role: Leader
Representative of Bavaria - State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection Email: michaela.kuenzl(at)stmuv.bayern.de
Tina Trampuš
Role: Leader
Representative of Slovenia - Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation Email: tina.trampus(at)zrsvn.si
Angelika Abderhalden
Representative of WWF International
Blanka Bartol
Representative of Slovenia - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Christian Baumgartner
Representative of CIPRA International
Raimund Becher
Representative of Bavaria - State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry
Thomas Boehm
Representative of Burgenland - Regional Management Burgenland
Katalin Czippán
Representative of IUCN Commission on Communication and Education
Serena D'Ambrogi
Representative of Italy - ISPRA Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Tjaša Djokić
Representative of Slovenia - Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation
Alessandro Gretter
Representative of Trento - Fondazione Edmund Mach
Ruedi Haller
Representative of Switzerland - Swiss National Park
Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst
Representative of Germany - Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Brigitte Koehler-Neumann
Representative of Baden-Württemberg - Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection
Harald Ladich
Representative of Burgenland - Regional Management Burgenland
Andrea Mugerle
Representative of Slovenia - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Alessandra Norcini
Representative of Lombardy Region - Direzione Generale AMBIENTE, ENERGIA E SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE
Gioele Passoni
Representative of IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
Luisa Pedrazzini
Representative of Lombardy Region - Direzione Generale AMBIENTE, ENERGIA E SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE
Sylvia Pintarits
Representative of City of Munich - Alpine GI Cities Network
Guido Plassmann
Representative of ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas
Alfred Ringler
Representative of Club Arc Alpin
Annapaola Rizzoli
Representative of Trento - Fondazione Edmund Mach
Brigitte Seltenhammer
Representative of Austria - Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Antonella Trisorio
Representative of Italy - Agricultural Research Council (CRA)

Observers

Hermina Golob
Representative of Slovenia - Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU
Saki Ino
Representative of European Commission - DG REGIO
Ann-Jasmin KRABATSCH
Representative of European Commission - DG REGIO
Julie Raynal
Representative of European Commission - DG Environment
Primož Skrt
Representative of Alpine Space Programme

Projects

AlpGov

Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
84% Complete
84%

Results

28 Alpine States and regions adopted the political declaration „Alpine Green Infrastructure – Joining forces for nature, people and the economy”

MInisters' Conference on Alpine Green Infrastructure

Munich, 2nd October 2017

27 Nov 2018

Results from the Workshop »Networking for Ecological Connectivity and Green Infrastructure«, September 2017

 

Workshop »Networking for Ecological Connectivity and Green Infrastructure«, Sept 19, 2017, Koper

Detailed report and presentations are...

06 Apr 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
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