CESBA ALPINE SPACE – SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIES (CESBA Alps)
CESBA ALPINE SPACE – SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIES
Start date: Dec 16, 2015,
End date: Dec 15, 2018
Description (EN): Currently available sustainability assessment tools cover buildings and small urban areas, with no support for the territorial scale, typical in the rural, low density Alpine regions. The project aims to facilitate the development, exchange, and implementation of innovative policies and plans at territorial level based on common assessment tools. By developing a transnational assessment framework and a strategy for sustainable and low carbon territories, the project will improve the sustainability of the Alpine built environment. Through objective criteria and indicators, the tools will support in the sutainability assessment of a territory, the definition of objective performance targets, the decision making in planning processes at territorial level and the implementation and monitoring of effective low carbon policies, therefore fostering innovative practices at the territorial level among all stakeholders. Main outputs include: a generic transnational assessment framework for assessment at territorial scale, a set of harmonized, regionally contextualized assessment tools for territories, a guideline for the implementation of assessment tools in policies and territorial plans, a toolbox for the adoption of strategies for sustainable and low carbon territories, the creation of Local CESBA Committees. The CESBA Alps project will be part of the transnational CESBA initiative, ensuring the durability and transferability of results across Alpine space regions. Expected Results (EN): Level of Implementation of low carbon policy instruments Expected Outputs (EN): The availability of assessment and support to decision tools, will facilitate the implementation of innovative and efficient low carbon strategies and policy instruments. Current policy instruments are generally based on qualitative indicators. The possibility to implement in the policy instruments, by means of the new assessment tools at territorial scale, measurable, verifiable and reliable indicators will increase the quality and level of implementation of low carbon policies.
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