CIPEL's 4th action plan is structured around three main strategic axes, 12 themes and 29 actions
CIPEL governance actions
ACTION PLAN 2021-2030
Governance actions at a glance :
- Exploring the ability to give the lake a legal personality
- Encourage and develop exchanges with bodies involved in lake protection and management in Europe
- Leading a network of players on Lake Geneva
- Revise thedashboard indicator system and improve its accessibility
- Set up an observatory for Lake Geneva bringing together players who produce environmental data
A LEGAL PERSONALITY FOR LE LÉMAN?
At the "Vision-Léman 2030" meeting organized in 2019 by CIPEL with civil society, the idea of giving Lake Geneva a legal personality, raised in particular by Mr. Erik Orsenna, was acclaimed by several members of civil society.
Today, a number of rivers already enjoy such status, and as part of CIPEL's 2021-2030 action plan, we need to explore how Lake Geneva could also benefit from this status, and propose a coordinated strategy in this area.
BODIES INVOLVED IN PROTECTING AND MANAGING LARGE LAKES
As lakes are subject to pressures that threaten the quality of both the environment and the services they provide, bodies responsible for restoring water quality and protecting lake ecosystems have been set up, in some cases for decades.
As at least some of the problems encountered are common to all lakes, CIPEL would like to encourage the search for convergence and synergy between the bodies involved in the protection and management of large lakes, in order to benefit from each other's experience or add resources.
THEMED EXCHANGE DAYS
CIPEL would like to organize meetings and exchanges on themes related to the protection of Lake Geneva, in order to federate the players in its territory and bring out actions and measures that could be coordinated or implemented by CIPEL.
A DASHBOARD OF MONITORING INDICATORS
Since 2001, CIPEL has published a dashboard, comprising a set ofindicators for the state of the lake and its tributaries, and indicators for the implementation of the action plan. The adoption of a new action plan (2021-2030) has highlighted the need to adapt the dashboard.
A LÉMAN OBSERVATORY
For decades, CIPEL has been making progress on the basis of scientific knowledge acquired in particular through its annual monitoring program and specific studies. In addition to the data produced by CIPEL, there is a large amount of complementary information produced by various players.
CIPEL wishes to propose a platform, federating the players who produce environmental data, in order to increase the visibility, accessibility and value of environmental data for the purposes of territorial knowledge and strategic and political decision-making.
ACTON PLAN 2021-2030
CIPEL has been monitoring the lake's water quality for over 50 years.