Transnational online workshop "Saving: Soils"

Healthy soils provide food, ensure biodiversity, offer recreational spaces and mitigate the consequences of the climate crisis. Nevertheless, areas and soils are being concreted over and sealed on a daily basis throughout Europe, especially around cities. New settlements, roads, industrial or commercial areas are constantly being built in these peri-urban areas. In addition, wind, water, biomass and solar plants have to be built for the energy transition –
meaning that conflicts of use are inevitable. With the project “Saving:Soils – for a trend reversal in the use of land in peri-urban areas”, CIPRA is making good examples visible and working out approaches to solutions along with three pilot regions. Saving:Soils brings everyone together around one table: spatial planning experts, civil society, administrative authorities and young adults. 

The online workshop on 12 May, 2022 16.30 - 18.30 organised by CIPRA Living in the Alps has its focus on regional and (trans-)national soil-saving strategies in Alpine countries. We will discuss the following key questions:
     - What is the present state of implementation of soil-saving strategies in Germany,
       France, Switzerland and Austria?
 - What are the key factors for success, what are the main challenges and barriers?
 - Which instruments seem to be most promising for soil-saving in the near future?
 - What can we learn from each other?

The target groups of this workshop are:
- Representatives from administration and politics at regional, national and transnational level
 - Experts from universities and consultants

The workshop programme is available here


CIPRA Living in the Alps, Monday 9 May 2022