Switzerland: Naturemade Star is another quality mark – initiated and supported by WWF Switzerland – for identifying ecologically produced renewable energy. The ecological criteria employed by this label are some of the strictest in Europe.
Italy: The project CH2OICE – for which WWF Italy is an active partner – also developed a certification scheme that allows existing hydropower plants of ‘high environmental standard’ to be distinguished from those with a heavy ecological footprint.
Austria: In the eastern portion of the Alps, WWF is strongly involved in the development of an Austrian Hydropower-Criteria Catalogue, aiming to preserve valuable river stretches through limited future hydropower development. At the same time, WWF is fighting the most destructive hydropower projects and is promoting increased energy efficiency as an alternative to excessive hydropower development. WWF is also leading a project for a pan-alpine perspective on hydropower use.
- WWF Austria's petition against the Kaunertal hydropower developments (German)
- WWF Austria's 'Unser Inn' - Hydropower and the Inn River (German)
- WWF Austria - factsheet on power plant myths (German)
- WWF Switzerland - the problem with hydropower plants (French/German/Italian)
- WWF Dams Initiative (English)