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1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum

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Only online via Zoom

1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum
Sustainability Governance: International Frameworks and Local Contributions

In the epoch of Anthropocene, where humans have a significant impact on the Earth's geology and ecology, the sustainability of our social-economic systems is the basic prerequisite for the long-term existence of mankind. Sustainability has turned into a matter of individual lifestyle and individual daily choices rooted in common values in parts of the society.

Acknowledging the necessity of fundamental changes, the United Nations and its member states have been developing a framework for national action and global cooperation: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the respective 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With only 10 more years left to achieve these goals, the UN have raised a universal call to mobilize for a decade of global, local and people action, to tackle growing poverty, empower women and girls, and address the climate emergency.

The 1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum (GMS-Forum) is part of a new established conference series and will take place on October 5th and 6th in Sexten | Sesto, in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites in Italy. The Forum will discuss challenges concerning sustainability in mountain regions, which at the same time provide invaluable ecosystem services for lowlands and their populations. The GMS-Forum 2020 will tackle sustainability governance issues at the crossroads between international frameworks and local contributions focusing on the topics of tourism and natural resource management.

Special Issue - Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce a Special Issue in collaboration with the open access journal Sustainability: “Sustainability Governance: International Frameworks and Local Contributions with Special Consideration of Mountain Areas”.
Participants to the GMS Forum 2020 will be offered a special 50% discount for publishing their research.
Please submit your manuscript at any time until 31 March 2021 HERE.

This was the GMS Forum 2020


2020 GMS Forum - Keynote presentation by Dirk Glaesser

2020 GMS Forum - Keynote presentation by Jakob Rhyner

2020 GMS Forum - Workshop with Mara Manente


GMS Forum 2020_Report.pdf

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