As Lead Partner of the new international project recharge.green, which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF) under the umbrella of the Alpine Space Programme, (Total project value 2,7 Mio. €) the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology recently launched the first meeting of co-operating patners from Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Liechtenstein and Slovenia. Representatives from academia, government, the energy sector, and NGOs met in Vienna from 17-18 Octobr 2012 to clarify objectives and the different partners´ tasks and responsibilities. By summer 2015, the project will have come up with practical tools that decision makers can use to balance the needs of regional renewable energy development with those of conserving biodiversity, soils, and ecological connectivity in the landscape.
(Web editor 19 Oct. 2012)