The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself

Alpine soils are highly valuable but at the same time are under pressure by human activities and climate change. The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region considers soil protection and land-saving spatial planning as major contributions to sustainable development. Within this project, the partnership selected three extremely influential and interlinked topics for Alpine soils: Water Management, Inner Development and Peatlands. These topics are all interconnected with soil quality, consumption and protection, which are currently affected by climate change.

The toolbox offers best practices, laws, methods, publications and expert contacts in these three fields. The toolbox is meant for policymakers, regional administrations, researchers, associations, practitioners or anyone interested in the topic. Explore and find inspirations for handling with care our precious Alpine soil.

Alpine soils in times of climate change



Peatlands play a significant role worldwide in the conservation of biodiversity. They are very…
water management

Water Management

Over the last 120 years, temperatures in the Alpine region have risen by almost two degrees Celsius…
Inner Development

Inner Development

Since the settlement area in the Alpine region is limited, the aim should be a sustainable…

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The I4A toolbox merges existing information on projects, best practices, laws and publications concerning the topic of soil conservation in the Alpine Region.

Browse the practice collection through the search bar below:

How The Toolbox Works

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Interactive Map

Welcome to the Alpine Region! Discover Impuls4Action practices through the Interactive Map.
Hover your mouse on a country to reveal the number of practices and click to explore the content.

EUSALP countries:

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland

Click in the grey border to explore EU practices.

Click here to display practices shared among all EUSALP countries.

Do you need more info or want to suggest a best practice?

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