X° European Mountain Convention
Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can people and territories adapt and mitigate its effects?
Direct effects of climate change are gradually becoming more and more visible. Mountains, because of their natural handicaps, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. For its X° European Mountain Convention, Euromontana, in collaboration with IPB-CIMO decided to target this critical topic.
In parallel and for the first time, the International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions will be held. Both event EMC and ICRSDMR will be combined under the event Mountains 2016. For more information, please visit the website of the event http://cimo.esa.ipb.pt/mountains2016/
Summary of the event
Mountain areas have difficult climatic and environmental conditions, but mountain people are used to adapting to these. Thanks to their great experience of innovation and adaptation, they have already started to tackle the challenge of climate change. This X° European Mountain Convention will present a state-of-the-art of the situation in mountain areas and of how experience and technical knowledge have been used to provide solutions to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The focus will be on solutions not only at the policy level, but also at the practitioners’ level, on different issues such as agriculture, energy, water, transport and tourism.
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