Mountains in a Changing World: Strengthening Partnerships and Pathways Towards a Thriving Mountain Future
Mountains are home to 13% of the global population and cover one-fifth of the Earth’s land surface. Mountain areas are particularly sensitive to the effects of global change, jeopardizing many of the critical goods and services they provide. Climate change in particular poses a major threat to mountain areas. Rapidly melting glaciers and reduced snow cover are increasingly altering river flow regimes; threatening water availability for irrigation agriculture downstream, affecting hydropower production. There is a high probability that changes in temperature and precipitation patterns are increasing the risks of floods, mass movements and other natural hazards that can manifest as disasters.
WMF 2018 aims at building on past achievements and successes and sets to develop scenarios for a thriving mountain future. The government of Kyrgyzstan is privileged to host this prestigious event and looks forward to welcoming its participants in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
- Learn; keynote presentations and ‘flash-talks’ will provide information on the latest sustainable mountain development issues across the world;
- Share Experiences; through the participatory platform of the forum, you will be able to share your own experiences, good practices and knowledge in your field with global stakeholders;
- Build Relationships; expand your network, form partnerships and join regional alliances;
- Find Solutions; use your new knowledge, shared understanding and contacts to develop effective solutions to issues highlighted at the WMF;
- Contribute to the development of scenarios towards a thriving mountain future.
Please check the official website for detail eligibilities.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.