The governance actions of the CIPEL

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A LEGAL PERSONALITY FOR LEMAN?

On the occasion of the meeting day "Vision-Léman 2030" organised in 2019 by the CIPEL with the civil society, the idea of giving a legal personality to Lake Geneva, evoked in particular by Mr Erik Orsenna, was plebiscited by several members of the civil society.

Today, several rivers already benefit from such a status and it is a question of exploring, within the framework of the 2021-2030 action plan of the CIPEL, in what way Lake Geneva would also benefit from it and of proposing a coordinated strategy in this respect.

BODIES INVOLVED IN THE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF LARGE LAKES

As lakes are subject to pressures that threaten the quality of the environment but also the services they provide, bodies responsible for restoring water quality and protecting lake ecosystems have been set up, sometimes for decades.

Since at least some of the problems encountered are common to all lakes, the CIPEL wishes to encourage the search for convergence and synergies between the bodies involved in the protection and management of large lakes, in order to benefit from the experiences of each or to add resources.

THEMATIC EXCHANGE DAYS

The CIPEL wishes to organise meeting and exchange days on themes related to the protection of Lake Geneva, in order to federate the actors of its territory and to make emerge actions and measures likely to be coordinated or implemented by the CIPEL.

A DASHBOARD OF MONITORING INDICATORS

Since 2001, the CIPEL has published a dashboard, made up of a set ofindicators of the state of the lake and its tributaries, and of indicators of the implementation of the action plan. The adoption of a new action plan (2021-2030) brings out the need to adapt the scoreboard.

AN OBSERVATORY OF LEMAN

For decades, the CIPEL has been making progress on the basis of scientific knowledge acquired in particular through its annual monitoring programme and specific studies. In addition to the data produced by the CIPEL, there is an important amount of complementary information produced by various actors.

CIPEL wishes to propose a platform, federating the actors producing environmental data, in order to increase the visibility, the accessibility and the valorisation of environmental data for the purpose of knowledge of the territory and of strategic and political decision support.

ACTON PLAN 2021-2030

The 4th CIPEL action plan is articulated around three main strategic axes, 12 themes and 29 actions

The CIPEL

The CIPEL has been organising the monitoring and regular follow-up of the lake's water quality for over 50 years

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