Due to climate change, snow coverage in the Alps is very likely to continue decreasing in the future. In addition to the ecological impacts, especially small medium-altitude snow tourism destinations (STDs) and their communities must also consider the socio-economic consequences of the diminishment of snow coverage.
The project BeyondSnow aims to increase the socio-ecological climate resilience of STDs to enable them to retain or even increase their attractiveness for residents and tourists.
During the project new sustainable development paths, transition processes, and implementable solutions will be conjointly devised within specific pilot working areas (PWAs), spatially distributed across six Alpine countries, differing in size, development level and criticalities. Thanks to trainings and awareness-raising activities, citizens and decision-makers at the different technical and political levels will be involved in this process.
Furthermore, the project partners will develop an innovative and easy to use Resilience Decision-Making Digital Tool, which will be made freely available and publicly accessible throughout the Alpine community.
- 2021 – 2027
- Climate resilient and green Alpine region
- SO 1.1 - Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
- AG1 Research & innovation
- 2.720.730 EUR
- 1.944.473 EUR
Final version of the Resilience Adaptation Model (RAM)Based on data collected and results of WP1 actions, specific in-depth analyses of each PWA, and collected scientific literature, the final version of the RAM encompasses the theoretical, methodological, and practice-oriented basis for the assessment, development and strengthening of Alpine STD resilience to CC. Its primary objective is to function as a STD resilience guideline for PWA and AS practitioners, its secondary is to serve as the conceptual basis for the RDMDT in WP2.
Pilot Actions for RDMDT implementation and resilience enhancement of the PWAsBy involving local communities & stakeholders, the PAs aim at field-testing and fine-tuning the RDMDT, as well as developing transition strategies and implementing concrete actions on experimental basis in 10 PWAs. Each PWA is managed by a PP. PAs will be developed and implemented jointly with the aid of all PPs and the supervision of Observers.
Policy recommendations for Alpine Convention, EUSALP & EUThe policy recommendations meet the Alpine Convention working group results on CC strategies including Alpine Convention ACB working group and Climate Action Plan 2.0. The recommendations guarantee a result transfer towards EUSALP, especially towards AGs 2, 3 and 6, as well as contributing to the further development of the EUSALP action plan. On the EU-level policy recommendations are developed in the light of the EU strategy for Sustainable Tourism.