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IMC 2022 Session - ID37: Mountain Climate Change Adaptation: Data, Knowledge, and Governance


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University of Innsbruck

This session being held as part of the International Mountain Conference 2022 (IMC2022) is convened by the 'Adaptation at Altitude' programme consortium and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Mountains are at the frontline of climate change, with degrading cryosphere and changing precipitation disrupting water flows and ecosystem dynamics, creating and worsening natural hazards that impact communities both in mountains and downstream.

For centuries, mountain people have developed coping strategies to adapt. However, the unprecedented magnitude and speed of climate change in recent decades are putting them under pressure. In its sixth assessment, the IPCC underscores a need to substantiate how adaptation can reduce climate risks, thereby minimising negative impacts on people.

This session, convened by the 'Adaptation at Altitude' programme consortium supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, invites contributions that showcase methods, solutions, and experiences implementing adaptation, including governance, interregional exchange and platforms that support knowledge transfer and strengthen adaptability. We also seek to promote dialogue and critical reflections on the scalability and transferability of adaptations across diverse regions and priorities.

Abstract submission deadline is 16 February 2022.

Full Title: Mountains at the frontline of climate change: data, knowledge, and governance of adaptation strategies to address climate risks

First AuthorCarolina Adler (MRI Executive Director)

Co-Authors: Luis Daniel Llambí C., Alexandra Grace Mackey, James Thornton, Philippus Wester and Matthias Jurek

  • Keywords: Climate change, impacts, adaptation, measures, development, mountains, governance.


    Session Part I: 13:30 – 15:00
    Poster Session: 15:15 – 15:45
    Session Part II: 16:00 – 17:30

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    This session is taking place as part of the IMC2022. Discover other IMC2022 sessions being held by representatives of the MRI here.

    Cover image by Matthieu Paley.

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