Exhibition ‘Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world’

When, local time: 
Monday, 19 May 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Peru, Cusco
Type of Event: 
Exhibition
Contact: 
Maria Rosa Cardenas /m.cardenas@unesco.org ; Anil Mishra / a.mishra@unesco.org

With the generous support of the Government of Flanders (Belgium), the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) developed the Exhibition ‘Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world’ that features satellite images of different mountain regions worldwide, many of which are UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites.

Using satellite images from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Planet Action, this exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains, and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Cusipata Square in Cusco, Peru from 20 to 25 May 2014 as an activity of the World Mountain Forum 2014.
Occupying 24% of the Earth’s surface, mountains and their adjacent valleys are home to 1.2 billion people. They provide numerous and diverse sources of ecosystem services, with water supply one of the most critical. About 40% of the world population depends indirectly on mountain resources for water supply, agriculture, hydroelectricity and biodiversity. They provide numerous and diverse sources of ecosystem services, with water supply one of the most critical. Mountains are among the most sensitive ecosystems to climate change and are being affected at a faster rate than other terrestrial habitats.
Using satellite images, mainly from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), this exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains, and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods. The exhibition will be displayed in the Cusipata Square in Cusco, Peru from 20 to 25 May 2014 as an activity of the World Mountain Forum 2014.

This exhibition was created with the support of the following partners: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Planet Action.