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​​​​​​Workshop "Emerging risks and future challenges for mountain regions worldwide"

17-19 October 2018 Bolzano, Italy​

The kick-off event for the GLOMOS programme. From 17 to 19 October 2018, UNU‐EHS and Eurac Research brought together experts from a variety of sectors including members from key United Nations agencies, international academic experts, government representatives, NGO leaders, and private sector partners to discuss the state-of-the-art in relation to “Emerging Risks and Future Challenges for Mountain regions worldwide”. The conference was held at the premises of Eurac Research as well as at NOI - the Nature of Innovation Techpark in Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) and was supported by the Government of South Tyrol. 

The main goal of this conference was to act as a platform for communication and exchange in relation to present and future challenges in mountain areas worldwide. In addition, it was envisioned to facilitate a global community of practice dealing with contemporary mountain-specific subjects together with entities already connecting the international research community on mountains. In more detail, the main objectives of the conference included: 

  • The identification of adequate approaches for the conversion of scientific knowledge into action, specifically to support the implementation of the most recent global conventions and frameworks; 

  • The promotion of scientifically sound guidelines and recommendations for decision-makers and planners to foster evidence-based advocacy for mountain-specific topics and strengthen the research and educational capacities of international partner institutions, scientists, and practitioners at a global scale. 

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Global Mountain Sustainability Forum

5-6 ​​​​​​October 2020 Sesto, Italy (and online)​​​​​

Organised in collaboration with the Eurac Research Center for Advanced Studies, the newly established Global Mountain Sustainability Forum (GMS Forum) conference series represents a platform to discuss the particular challenges concerning sustainability in mountain regions. The GMS Forum 2020 tackled sustainability governance issues at the crossroads between international frameworks and local contributions, focusing on the topics of tourism and natural resource management (see full conference programme and the forum report here​). ​


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