In the Round Table Session “what are the key policy venues for mountain regions” international dialogues and negotiations will be discussed in which mountain issues should be considered, included or mainstreamed. The formulation process of the SDGs in which, through the corporate efforts of the Mountain Partnership, mountains have been included in three different targets … More RT. What are the key policy venues for mountain regions?
“Farming in Mountain Regions” is a critical area of enquiry, which integrates bioclimatic, socio-cultural and economic aspects of these dynamic, high altitude and rugged regions of the world. The first of three sessions by the same title, organized and hosted by the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) at the University of Central Asia (UCA), was … More Farming in mountain areas (1)
This session presented a fraction of work being done in African mountains as well as the potential for future work and larger-scale collaborations to discern continental trends throughout African highlands in a manner comparable to the projects being done on other continents. Andreas Hemp kicked off the session with a detailed overview of climate and … More African Mountains and their Challenges
How similar or different are Arctic and alpine regions in terms of climate system, species responses to change, and social-economic conditions? The session began with Nick Pepin discussing Arctic amplification and elevation dependant warming (EDW), and suggesting that mountain systems are spatially more complex than the Arctic. Other influences might be driving warming trends in … More Arctic and alpine: How do alpine regions differ from arctic regions?
Tuesday was the day devoted to share experiences and knowledge regarding different aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). We were lucky to have a nice and comfortable room in the Perth Museum, which was inspiring for the speakers and the audience. The first session comprised 6 papers presented by gender-balanced speakers (3 male/3 female). Geographical … More Disaster risk reduction (1)
This was the first of three treeline sessions held on Tuesday. The three back-t0-back sessions generated considerable interest and we had at least 50 people in the room for each talk through the day. The three sessions were designed so that the morning session concentrated on treeline movement, and the subsequent ones focused on reproduction … More Mountain treeline ecotones: Threshold dynamics and climatic relationships (1)
We have 6 presenters, both junior and well- established scholars, with different backgrounds, representing all parts of the world, but Asia, and addressing, from different perspectives, a whole range of ecosystem services (ES) and trade-offs between them. Presenters paid attention to analysing of Drivers, Pressures, Impacts and Responses of ES to changes, and then, to … More Mountain ecosystem services, adaptive management and global change (1)