Commitment of the region and municipalities
The municipalities in the national park region are undertaking various efforts in favour of sustainable development.
- With the Regional Nature Park Biosfera Val Müstair, the municipality of Val Müstair has been a «Park of National Importance» since 2011 and has also carried the Energy City label since 2011.
- The energy city of Scuol offers energy advice for buildings.
- The municipality of Zernez has set itself the goal of covering its building-related energy needs with local, renewable resources by 2050.
- The municipality of Valsot attaches great importance to natural and cultural values and implements a platform for local sustainable product production with Bun Tschlin.
- The municipality of Samnaun promotes local public transport with the SamnaunBus.
In the Lower Engadin and Val Müstair, the electricity mix consists of 100 % renewable energies, over 90 % is generated from hydropower.
Landscape of the year and Wakker Prize
Guarda was awarded the Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society already in 1975 and is now one of the sites of national importance worthy of protection.
The Val Sinestra was voted Landscape of the year in 2011. The valley shows a harmonious interlocking of natural and cultural landscape with carefully developed villagescapes and an intact forest and natural landscape with great biodiversity.
Integrated Catchment Area Management (IEM) Inn/Rom & Revitalisation Panas-ch
In order to ensure a cross-sectoral, coordinated and integral management of water resources, water bodies and water infrastructures, the region is implementing the project «Integral Catchment Area Management IEM Inn/Rom». Fields of action are agriculture, hydropower, tourism, water supply and disposal, flood protection and water ecology. The IEM commission with representatives of all municipalities and experts meets regularly and ensures the implementation of joint measures.
Near Panas-ch on the Inn, a kilometre-long floodplain landscape, which is to become a valuable habitat for flora and fauna, but also a special recreational area for people, could be revitalised.