ecovillages 2017 - «Smart villages, towards a sustainable economy for mountain villages». In 80 years, we will no longer ski in the Alps. Researchers predict that the Alps could lose 30% of their snowpack by the end of the century, even with a rise in global temperatures limited to two degrees. At present, scientific observations are already showing a marked shrinking of the seasons, hampering tourism and the ski industry. In 2017, ecovillages focused on the alternatives available to mountain villages, in their own surrounding areas and wider regions to develop new economic activities, as well as technologies to better conserve resources and manage budgets at the village level. Ecovillages focused on the specific identity of the villages and the role they will play in the future. What do we look for in villages, whether we are living there or on holiday? These are all exciting questions and challenges that were explored during this 6th edition of ecovillages.

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Welcome
Corinne Feuz, Coordinatrice d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:48 a.m.
Welcome
Patricia-Dominique Lachat, Préfète du district d’Aigle
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:49 a.m.
Welcome
Philippe Grobéty, Syndic d’Ormont-Dessus
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:54 a.m.
Introduction: What way forward for the villages?
Michael Liebreich, Fondateur et vice-président d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:59 a.m.
Inspiration: Top to Top Global Climate Expedition
Dario Schwoerer, Climatologue et guide de montagne
25 Aug. 2017 · 10:07 a.m.
Beyond skiing, revisiting the ski resort experience
Isabelle Frochot, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
25 Aug. 2017 · 10:36 a.m.
The heritage of the Youth Olympic Games (JOJ Lausanne 2020) , for the Vaud Alps
Ian Logan, CEO Lausanne 2020
25 Aug. 2017 · 12:11 p.m.
Urbanise the Swiss Alps
Fiona Pia, architecte
25 Aug. 2017 · 1:58 p.m.
Building the Future: Participatory Projects for Transition "The Center for Sustainable Development in Ayent"
Victoria Leaney-Brinkler, initiatrice du Centre de développement durable et gérante de l'écogîte "Esprit du soleil"
25 Aug. 2017 · 2:15 p.m.
Building the Future: Participatory Projects for Transition - ERKA - the energy transition for al
Charles Höhn, ancien maire du village de Bonstetten
25 Aug. 2017 · 2:32 p.m.
Digitalisation as a service to the transition
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap Research Institute
25 Aug. 2017 · 3:02 p.m.
Introduction of special guest
Michael Liebreich, Fondateur et vice-président d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 4:57 p.m.
Special Guest: "The world has already so many solutions"
Prof. Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
25 Aug. 2017 · 4:58 p.m.
Q&A with Special Guest
25 Aug. 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Conclusions
Michael Liebreich, Fondateur et vice-président d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 5:38 p.m.