The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security and Eurac Research, through their new joint programme, Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS), are organising the above mentioned United Nations International Workshop in order to enhance Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Emergency Response Preparedness in global mountain regions to increase the resilience of mountain communities towards natural and man-made hazards and disaster risks, to protect the wealth of biological and cultural diversity, and to support the sustainable development of the highly sensitive social-ecological systems.
The congress will act as a platform for communication and exchange inviting interested researchers from numerous disciplines, practitioners, government representatives and NGO´s, UN agencies, public and private institutions, the private sector, as well as international networks and organizations related to mountain- specific topics.
Major aims of this conference are to discuss present and future challenges in mountain areas worldwide, to bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system, and to facilitate a global community of practice dealing with contemporary mountain specific subjects bringing science into action.
Please note that registration is limited and will therefore be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis in combination with a balanced representation of all the different communities we want to bring together during this event. Conference registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 (or until maximum capacity is reached). No registrations will be accepted after this date.
A first confirmation of registration will be mailed to all applicants of the conference. As an important note, only selected participants will receive a later, separate confirmation of acceptance for this congress.
Please also note that there will be no registration fee for this conference. However, unfortunately, we are also not able to provide any financial support for participants with regard to travelling and accommodation.
The entire conference will be held in the English language without any further translation.
Eurac Research is a private research center in Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy). At its core, the 350+ Eurac scientists pursue applied research that benefits people’s lives particularly in mountain environments. With 11 institutes providing expertise in fields such as environment, medicine, energy and innovative technology, Eurac contributes to healthy societies, fosters the development of mountain regions as well as the livelihood of their communities, and supports the management of social, cultural and ecological diversity. Eurac’s research activities are inspired by issues relevant at the local level and by the challenge to develop solutions that can be applied globally.
The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations and acts as a global think tank. The mission of the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is to carry out cutting-edge research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global climate change. The institute’s research informs policies and programmes to reduce these risks, taking into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors. UNU´s engagement in mountain research goes back to the 1970s. Research supported by UNU was instrumental in the creation of Agenda 21, the action plan for the 21st century that was developed at the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, which included a specific chapter on sustainable mountain development.
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