The Alpine Convention
(AC) (in the Tourism and Transport Protocols) and the Carpathian Convention
(CC) state sustainable transport in the context of tourism as an important issue and call for cooperation in this field. In the framework of the AC-Transport Group (subgroup 'Sustainable Mobility') a report was elaborated on "Public Transport accessibility of alpine tourist resorts from major European origin regions and cities of tourists"
in March 2009.
Based on results of the IIIB-CADSES "Carpathian Project"
, the Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention adopted recommendations directed at improving tourist accessibility in the Carpathians, at adopting management systems for sustainable transport, and at pursuing Working Groups for drafting a Protocol on "Sustainable Transport" and "Tourism".
The IIIB Alpine Space Project "Alps Mobility II"
developed the "Alpine Pearls"
-tourism destinations with soft mobility. Based on that and on klima:aktiv
-activities, the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) initiated the idea for a transnational project on improving sustainable accessibility of (potential) tourism regions in (peripheral) mountain regions having natural assets.