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A FRAGILE FUTURE: Can mountain communities adapt to climate change?

08/11/2021 17:15 18:45

Conferences 2021

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Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40

COP26 Glasgow Geneva Event

Can mountain communities adapt to climate change?

8 November 2021
In person event in Geneva and Glasgow, connected via livestream

17.15 - 18.45 (Geneva time) | 16.15 – 17.45 (Glasgow time)
Followed by a networking reception in Geneva
Please note: valid COVID certificate required for attendees in Geneva

UniMail, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, Geneva
Cryosphere Pavilion, COP26 Blue Zone, Glasgow

Register here to attend in-person in Geneva

If you cannot join us in person, follow via livestream on GeCryoHub.ch.  View the event invitation here

Come and learn from latest cryosphere science about the impacts and risks of climate change, and explore good adaptation solutions and experiences, especially in mountain areas, with a focus on developing countries.

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This event is part of Geneva Cryosphere Hub (GeCryoHub). Find more information about GeCryoHub here

GENEVA (streamed to Glasgow Cryosphere Hub)

What do we know about climate change impacts and adaptation?
Moderator: Dr. Carolina Adler, Executive Director, Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

  • Opening words | Prof. Jörg Balsiger, Institute for Environmental Sciences,
    University of Geneva
  • Impacts of climate change in the cryosphere and mountain areas | Prof. Christian Huggel, University of Zürich

Regional impacts:

  • Latin America | Randy Muñoz, PhD candidate from Peru, University of Zürich
  • Central Asia | Prof. Martin Hölzle, University of Fribourg
  • Himalayas | Prof. Markus Stoffel, University of Geneva
  • Adaptation to climate change in the cryosphere and mountain areas | Dr. Carolina Adler, MRI

GLASGOW (streamed to GenevaHub)

How can we work together for solutions?
Panel discussion moderator: Dr. Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO

  • Dr. Radha Wagle | UNFCCC Focal Point, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal
  • Nino Tkhilava | UNFCCC Focal Point, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Georgia
  • Janine Kuriger | Head, Global Programme Climate Change and Environment, SDC
  • Marlene Kronenberg | Glaciologist, University of Fribourg & Founder of «Adventure of Science: Women and Glaciers in Central Asia»
  • Miguel Vera-Lugo | Biologist, Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina CONDESAN
  • Izabella Koziell | Deputy Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Q&A with the audience both in Geneva and Glasgow

The event will conclude with a networking reception in Geneva.


Image by Kiril Dobrev.

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