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COP 21: the European Parliament ratifies the Agreement of Paris

October 4th, 2016 – A few weeks after China, the United States and India, the U.E ratified, by 610 votes against 38, the constraining agreement on the limitation of the gas emissions for greenhouse effect.
Read on Public Sénat website

Agenda éco-responsable

Confèrence-débat, Chambèry (73)
Dans le cadre de la fête de l’énegie
Auto-construction et auto-rénovation basse consommation

Editions Clair Obscur

Published on october 22, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

10 mountain sites inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage in 2016

Tian Shan Tien Chan mountain chain

This summer and as every year, 21 new sites have been selected to be listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, a chance for these protected areas that fascinate and arouse the interest of local or foreign tourists. Out of 21 sites, 10 are located in mountain areas, a great victory for these remote locations and those who have fought for the recognition of their natural or cultural particularities.

Published on October 7, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Renewable energy innovations – Part 1

Solar farm plant Exosun

As the Energy Festival is beginning, initiated by the ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Management) seven years ago, Innov Mountains publishes this special file about renewable energy innovations and the companies which develop them. These precursors set the bases of tomorrow’s civilisation, sustainably-powered and respectful of the planet.
This orientation is not an option anymore, but above all an obligation towards future generations.

Published on September 28, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Vancouver, greenest city in the world by 2020 ?

Vancouver in the evening

Last August, Vancouver city Hall reaffirmed that the city would become the world’s greenest by 2020 through its « Greenest City Action Plan ». Between the ocean and mountains, Vancouver is situated on the Canadian Pacific Coast close to North Shore Mountain and counted around 600 000 inhabitants in 2011. This special link with nature may explain its will to become a sustainable city.

Published on September 21, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Bioclimatic domes for Sancy Resort

Sancy Resort eco-construction

At the heart of the massif of Sancy in Auvergne, Sancy Resort tourist complex has six eco-lodges designed with respect for the environment, and is expected to expand by building bioclimatic houses « Natura Dome ».
Located in Chambon des Neiges at 1200 m above sea level, between Chambon Lake, the Valley of Chaudefour and 20 minutes away from Mont-Dore and Super-Besse ski resorts, Sancy Resort offers a range of sports and wellness activities.

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Published on September 9, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

The boom of village power plants – Renewable energy

 20th festival of the future to the naturalness

This concept of village power plants is a success. It consists in collective production of electricity from renewable energy sources at a small territory level and its citizens.
The principle is simple: a local company is created and each investor can participate in its governance : town, citizen or company, in different ways. For example, it is possible to rent one’s roof to the company or to buy shares in the project. In return, the participants receive dividends from the resale of produced electricity. Check out some examples of existing village plants in France.

Published on September 3, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Soon a Natural Regional Park of Belledonne ? Or not !

Belledonne chain

Since its creation in 1998, Espace Belledonne association is busy to federate socio-economic actors in the Belledonne range territory.
It has emerged as a key partner in the organization of the territory and participates to many promotion projects of its natural, cultural and economic heritage. Thus, development of mountain agriculture and sustainable tourism is encouraged.

Published August 20th, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Towards 100% renewable energy powered ski resorts

évaluation environnement

Today, most of ski resorts are concerned with climate change, but only some of them use 100% onsite renewable energy for their operations. Where are they located ? What is their strategy ?

Published on August 2, 2016 – Author : Coline Mionnet

Boost for renewable energy on Reunion Island

Reunion Island

On Reunion Island, pioneer in energy transition, renewables now represent more than one-third of electricity production. The objective is to increase the share of renewables in the island energy mix up to 50% by 2020, and to 100% by 2030.
According to EDF Group, which accompanies Reunion Island in its energy transition, renewable energy covered 36% of the territory electricity needs in 2015.

Anyone is invited to post one’s project, the author will decide who he wants to work with if several rivals are interested by his/her project.

You can also find out and vote about projects in you town, local government or any other territory. The goals of this section are many, as to boost local economy in mountains
and valleys in the world, stimulate access to passion jobs, or promote sustainable projects.

Refuge dans la vallée

A range of everything there is to do and see by massif, in mountain as in valley !

From natural, cultural sites, passing by visits and tasting experiences at local producers’ to on site activites : leisure, sports, relaxing…
In short, all the good addresses to
prepare your holiday in mountain in every seasons.

La montagne en été

You planned mountain holiday out of ski season ? Soon, you will be sure, in every season (all year long) in the labelled territory, to have at least 5 choices in each of these 4 sections :
1) Accomodation,
2) Sports & Nature,
3) Leisures, relaxing and
4) Culture & Home made art.
Any local government located in mountain or in valley area can ask the 4 Seasons Tourism Label.

From natural or organic products, non-fresh food like wines, honeys, vegetal oils, natural cosmetics to solar chargers, you will soon find here natural and sustainale products made in mountain or valley areas. Order online et be delivered directly by the source, producers !

Discuss about any subject linked to our main theme : sustainable development in mountain or valley areas. You may also list adds for sale, share, give or search anything mountain-live related.
Share your pictures, experiences and become, if you want, contributor of Innov Mountains.
Also publish your classified ads for employment, real estate and other, only if it is linked to mountain areas.(free for individuals – without real estate – and for job adverts)

This is our partners’ network : public, private, semi-private profesionnal stakekholders who act for sustainable development in mountain and valley areas. The aim : easily find and contact professionals you need, wherever in the world.

Protection de la faune des Alpes

Offered spaces to active associations in the fields of biodiversity protection, solidarity, community care, employment, crowdfunding, etc.
List of links towards those associations websites