Mountain regions cover approximately one quarter of the Earth’s land surface, and their ecosystems are of crucial importance for agriculture, food security, and biodiversity. Simultaneously, they have their particular vulnerabilities to the adverse effects of climate change and susceptibilities to multiple disaster risk scenarios.
Through their joint programme Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS), Eurac Research and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security will host an international workshop in Bolzano, Italy, on 17–19 October 2018. The theme of the conference will be “Emerging Risks and Future Challenges for Mountain Regions Worldwide”.
The conference will act as a platform for communication and exchange among researchers, practitioners, government representatives, NGOs, UN agencies, public institutions, and the private sector, as well as international networks and organisations related to mountain-specific topics. The major aims are to discuss future challenges in mountain areas worldwide, to bridge between the international academic community and the UN system, and to facilitate a global community of practice dealing with contemporary mountain-specific subjects.
To attend, please register by 15 June.
For more, see the conference announcement on the UNU-EHS website.