▪ Convention on the Protection of the Alps (Alpine Convention)
The Alpine Convention is an international treaty between the Alpine countries aimed at promoting sustainable development in the Alpine area and at protecting the interests of the people living within it. It embraces the environmental, social, economic and cultural dimensions.
The Convention is a framework that sets out the basic principles of all the activities of the Alpine Convention and contains general measures for the sustainable development in the Alpine region. It entered into force on March 1995.
Specific measures implementing the principles laid down in the framework Convention are contained in the Protocols to the Alpine Convention; in which concrete steps to be taken for the protection and sustainable development of the Alps are set out.
In addition to protocols, two Ministerial non-binding declarations on specific topics have also been adopted.