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Mountain and rural economies under pressure: Identifying global and national challenges for sustainable economic development in mountain and rural areas in Switzerland

MandatorSecrétariat d'Etat à l'économie SECO
Number of pages39
PublisherBerne : Secrétariat d'Etat à l'économie SECO
Publication date2013
Abstract

Input paper for the Swiss strategy for development of mountain regions and rural areas. It identifies the main challenges for mountain and rural regions from a European perspective. It complements these insights with an analysis of particular challenges for mountain and rural regions in Switzer-land. The paper proposes the following six overarching challenges: 1) Global competition, innovation pressures and structural changes in the economy of mountain and rural areas; 2) Increasing social and cultural heterogeneity; 3) Sustainability of physical and social infrastructure investments; 4) Changing framework conditions for the exploitation of environmental goods and serves and the impacts of climate change; 5) Increasing physical and functional interdependence of rural and urban areas; 6) Increasing institutional complexity for coordinating sectoral policies.

Keywords
  • Suisse
  • SECO
  • Motion Maissen
  • Stratégie de la Confédération
  • Espaces ruraux
  • Régions de montagne
  • Politiques territoriales
  • Global challenges
  • Pressures
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MAYER, Heike et al. Mountain and rural economies under pressure: Identifying global and national challenges for sustainable economic development in mountain and rural areas in Switzerland. 2013
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