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Ideas for sustainable lifestyles in the Alps

Our precious Alps are under growing pressure: the impact of climate change, biodiversity loss and unsustainable socio-economic patterns call for new approaches in creating sustainable job opportunities and lifestyles. Hence, the sustainable valorisation of natural resources is a crucial element for building healthy job opportunities in line with the natural constraints of our sensitive ecosystems.

In this context, protected areas can play a major role in serving as model regions for developing sustainable economic activity. Stéphane Adam from the National Federation of Nature Parks in France will provide insights on the success of the French Label “Valeurs Parc” and how nature parks allow for flourishing local development in remote regions. Moreover, Beatrice Demeglio from the Italian nature park Aree Protette dell’Ossola will share key findings from the project SOCIAALP, aiming at favoring sustainable practices in tourism and agriculture.

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