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What is the environmental impact of winter sports pleasures?

The French Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition recently published the Environmental Atlas of ski resorts and municipalities with ski resorts. This atlas gathers data for each mountain range of France and presents environmental impacts of winter tourism for each territory.

Ski resorts, developed in France mainly in the 1960s and 1970s, attract a high number of tourists. If their creation facilitated access to mountain areas and boosted their attractivity during wintertime, their environmental impacts are currently questioning their viability. To better understand the scope and outputs of the report, Euromontana met with Mélanie Gauche, Mountain and Tourism Officer at the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition.

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27 June 2019

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Yesterday at @EUparliament, @Franc_Bogovic hosted the first event of the #SmartVillages intergroup - MEPs and other stakeholders working together on innovative solutions for Europe's sparsely populated, mountainous and rural areas!
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The #EuropeanParliament with @Franc_Bogovic and key stk groups has launched the intergroup on #smartvillages for Rural Communities to discuss how to bring forward this exiting concept in rural areas to combat depopulation and achieve modern and sustainable rural communities https://t.co/gAvkYAfa1L

Today, the FREE Initiative participated in the inaugural meeting of the Intergroup #SMARTVillages for Rural Communities at the @EUparliament in #Strasbourg . Thank you @Franc_Bogovic and @EnginEroglu_FW for hosting this event! #RuralEnergyMatters https://t.co/vI1YacYj6g

Tomorrow, the #FREEInitiative, with @Euromontana @sspa_network @ruraleurope @_CEJA_ and MEPs @Franc_Bogovic and @EnginEroglu_FW, will host the inaugural meeting of the Intergroup #SMARTVillagesForRuralCommunities in #Strasbourg Info: https://t.co/XushWz16rv

. @EURAC published a study on transfers of #ecosystem services. It shows a high demand for mountains' ressources, from water to places for outdoor activities, but also says a lot about rural-urban linkages in mountain areas 👇
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