Bringing the mountain community together at the Adaptation Futures Conference, Cape Town, 18-21 June.
Mountain regions are already prone to natural disasters and are experiencing some of the most rapid changes in climate on the planet, rendering mountain communities and ecosystems vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
While many successful solutions exist that build resilience and adaptive capacity in mountain communities, they often fall short in having sufficient local ownership for true sustainability, and have difficulty being replicated in other regions and/or upscaled.
At this session, scientists, policymakers, and practitioners interested in sustainable mountain development and adaptation on all continents are warmly invited to share their experiences and ideas on how to overcome existing barriers! WHERE & WHEN?
Session 76, Thursday 21 June,11.30-13.15, Room 1.41, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS SESSION?
WHAT WILL THE MINI-PRESENTATIONS BE ABOUT?
- Learn about mountain-specific adaptation solutions around the world through a series of mini-presentations
- Share your own experiences through a world café format
- Expand your own network, meet other mountain practitioners, and possibly form the seeds of lasting new partnerships!
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE WORLD CAFE?
- Climate Proofing Infrastructure in the Western Balkans (Matthias Jurek, UN Environment)
- Ecosystem-based adaptation in the High Mountain Regions of Central Asia (André Fabian, GIZ)
- Resilience-building Solutions from Himalayan Mountains (Nand Kishor Agrawal, ICIMOD)
- Mountain research as more than mere academics (Aliza le Roux, Afromontane Research Unit, University of Free State)
- Sharing best practises: a mountains community under the Panorama Solutions platform? (Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal)
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
- How can solutions be structured and/or developed to ensure they can be upscaled across mountain regions?
- How can investments be directed to mountain regions and used to upscale solutions?
- How does one ensure local ownership of solutions and the research behind them?
- What might be the best mechanism to share solutions within and across countries and continents?
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The session will be chaired and facilitated by Musonda Mumba, UN Environment. CONTACT INFORMATION
Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal: email@example.com
Matthias Jurek, UN Environment: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Adaptation Futures 2018, please visit the conference website.