The Smart Altitude Replication Roadmap, defines the key steps to be followed for the replication and implementation of low-carbon solutions in Alpine Region (AR) ski resorts. Built on the main results of Smart Altitude Dashboard, Living Labs, Smart Altitude Toolkit, Territorial Implementation Plans, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, the Smart Altitude Replication Roadmap aims at giving an overview of the future scenarios for the Alpine Region in terms of impact of climate change on mountain territories as well as on the winter tourism sector to different types of stakeholders. For this reason, the roadmap deals with the current policy framework at the EU level and provides a concrete vision of measures to be implemented by local, regional and national stakeholders in order to promote a transition towards a low-carbon Alpine Region. Subsequently, the Roadmap gives an overview of the main lessons learnt and the tools developed within the Smart Altitude project which are relevant to and usable by different stakeholders in the Alpine Region. Finally, it defines the overall steps and suggestions for the replication of the Smart Altitude experience across winter tourism regions.
The Smart Altitude Replication Roadmap deals with some of the key initiatives at the European and transnational level, such as: the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), a joint initiative of Alpine states and regions to strengthen cooperation and to address common challenges; the EU Adaptation Strategy to climate change, adopted by the European Commission on 24 February 2021, that focuses on delivering an effective and coordinated approach in order to render the EU Member States more resilient to climate change at all levels of governance; the European Green Deal with the proposal of European Climate Law and European Climate Pact initiatives; the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), an important and voluntary instrument for cities and local municipalities to commit to tackle climate change through mitigation and adaptation policies.
Smart Altitude started the replication process during its duration with the aim to engage 20 replication sites. Replicators were recruited after an intensive communication campaign whose objective is to create a first core of a community of actors engaged at various levels of the same process. 4 main steps characterize the replicators engagement: information, communication and scouting through online webinars to explain the objectives and work plans of the Smart Altitude project, directed to decision makers, project observers and potential replicators; enrolment of the potential replicators in a specific workshop organised to explain the opportunities and advantage of becoming a replicator; implementation, in which replicators were provided support by project partners in compiling the audit; expansion, based on the creation of an enabling environment ensuring sustainability of results and further replication after the project.
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