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Protocol for the implementation of the Alpine Convention of 1991 in the field of energy

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 16, 1998
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001290)
Title (French)

Protocole d'application de la convention alpine de 1991 dans le domaine de l'énergie

Title (Other)

Protokoll zur Durchführung der Alpenkonvention von 1991 im Bereich Energie

Place of adoption
Bled
Depository
Austria
Language
French, German, Italian, Slovenian
Entry into force
Dec 18, 2002
Subject
Energy
Keyword
Hydropower generation Protected area Data collection/reporting Sustainable use Local government EIA Nuclear energy Access-to-information Sustainable development Tourism Renewable energy Research Transport/storage Enforcement/compliance Mountain area Education Monitoring Energy conservation/energy production Climate change
Geographical area
Europe, Alps
Abstract

The Signatory Parties undertake to adopt measures in the field of energy with a view to contributing to the protection of the environment and the safeguarding of natural resources. They shall harmonize their energy planning according to the characteristics of the Alpine territory, and they shall endeavour to restrain negative effects of energy infrastructures on the surrounding landscape and environment. The Parties shall cooperate in research and exchange of information dealing with development of renewable energy sources (art. 6), hydropower generation (art. 7), nuclear energy (art. 9). This Protocol has been adopted to implement the Alpine Convention as regard energy matters. The Contracting Parties commit themselves to create framework conditions and adopt measures for energy saving, production, transport, distribution and utilization within the territorial scope of the Alpine Convention in order to establish sustainable development in the energy sector which is compatible with the Alpine region’s specific tolerance limits. Particular provisions are laid down with respect to renewable energy sources (art. 6), hydroelectric power (art. 7), energy from fossil fuels (art. 8) and nuclear energy (art. 9).

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