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Environmental Management in Ski Areas

Procedure—Requirements—Exemplary Solutions

  • Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider
  • Monika Brom
  • Claudia Dorsch
  • Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 5-7
  4. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 9-15
  5. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 17-85
  6. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 87-87
  7. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 89-90
  8. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    Pages 91-92
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 93-98

About this book

Introduction

This book raises awareness of environmentally friendly and resource-sparing management of winter sports areas, in order to increase the number of certified ski areas. Many ski areas today are advertised with seals of approval, titles and awards. Often, however, it is unclear which institutions and criteria are behind these appraisals. This practice is widely criticized as “green-washing”, since a cautious use of ecologically and scenically sensitive mountain areas is more important now than ever. An environmental management system based on international or European standards ensures “real” improvements and external evaluation, but relies on the personal responsibility of the providers rather than on regulations imposed by authorities. This book contributes to developing a trustworthy and unified system for such evaluation, and one that can be applied internationally.

Keywords

Ski Areas Management Environmental Improvements in Skiing Environmental Management System Energy Saving in Ski Areas Environmental Awareness of Skiing Staff Legal Certainty of Environmental Appraisal Sustainability at Ski Resorts

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider
    • 1
  • Monika Brom
    • 2
  • Claudia Dorsch
    • 3
  • Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning (ILEN)University of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Sustainable DevelopmentEnvironment Agency AustriaViennaAustria
  3. 3.AGL—Arbeitsgruppe für LandnutzungsplanungEtting-PollingGermany
  4. 4.Department of Landscape, Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning (ILEN)University of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

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