In times of climate change and disruptive social and economic change, the resilience of mountain social-ecological systems requires both the flexibility to respond to changes (adaptive capacity) and the ability to prepare for changes (innovative capacity).

This Working Group aims to collect existing knowledge and build new capacity in mountain resilience, working toward a dynamic assessment of the evolving state of mountain social-ecological system resilience to interconnected environmental changes. 

 

Mountain Resilience dam

 

Key Working Group Details

Members:

  • Tobias Luthe, ETHZ / Monviso Institute, Switzerland (leader)
  • Romano Wyss, EPFL / Wyss Conseil Scientifique, Switzerland (co-leader)
  • Martha E. Apple, University of Montana, USA
  • Karl-Michael Höferl, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • David L. Griffith, University of Idaho, USA
  • Marianna Elmi, Alpine Convention, Austria 
  • Jamila Haider, Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden
  • Carolina Adler, Mountain Research Initiative, Switzerland
  • Stefan Schneiderbauer, EURAC (South Tyrol / Italy) 

Planned Outputs: 

  • Review paper for the IPCC AR6 on assessing and implementing innovative capacities as part of resilience in mountain regions, to be submitted by June 2020
  • Development of an interactive, open platform to share knowledge and experience between actors in mountain regions around the world
  • A 'Mountain Resilience Report' 


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DESIGN THINKING AND JOINT PAPER WRITING WORKSHOP IN THE ITALIAN PIEDMONT

As a follow-up step to the Innsbruck IMC workshops, this working group organizes a gathering to jointly prototype the “systemic innovation seeds” as the envisioned flexible toolset of the Mountain Resilience Report to come. As well, the group will work on the IPCC AR6 review paper. Dates and place: April 16-18th 2020, MonViso Institute in the community of Ostana, Po Valley, near Turin. 

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TOWARDS A MOUNTAIN RESILIENCE REPORT: REGENERATING MOUNTAIN SYSTEMS THROUGH SYSTEMIC INNOVATION

Bringing together leading scholars from academia and practice, this MRI-funded post-IMC synthesis workshop took place on 13 September 2019 and laid the foundations for the design and development of a resilience report for mountain regions. The specific resilience angle of this workshop was on understanding and incubating innovative capacities to create and implement effective, real-world solutions and build regenerative mountain systems.

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