Exhibition 'Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world'
This exhibition, organized on the occasion of the 20th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 20), features satellite images of different mountain regions worldwide, many of which are UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites, and highlights the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods.
It is being presented by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Lima, Peru.
Mountains are among the most sensitive ecosystems to climate change and are being affected at a faster rate than other terrestrial habitats. Climate impacts form an important threat to mountain ecosystem services and the populations depending on them, and have considerable effects on water resources. Many glaciers are retreating under the influence of rising temperatures, making them key indicators of climate change.
This exhibition was developed with the financial support of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) and with the support of the following space partners: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), The European Space Agency (ESA), The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Planet Action.