In implementation of the Alpine Convention of 1991, the Signatory Parties have concluded this Protocol to promote their cooperation in matter of territorial planning and sustainable development. The Protocol is divided into five Chapters: (I) General Provisions; (II) Specific Measures; (III) Research, Education and Information; (IV) Enforcement, Control and Assessment; (V) Final Provisions. The Parties undertake to adopt territorial planning and sustainable development policies by harmonizing both economic interests and environmental protection requirements (art. 3). To this purpose, they shall draft plans and projects in compliance with the structure and measures defined under article 9 of the Protocol.
Implements: Convention on the protection of the Alps (Alpine Convention) and Annexes, Salzburg 7 November 1991. (1991-10-14)