Impacts of climate change on Asia’s mountains

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, 15 March 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Nepal, Kathmandu
Type of Event: 
Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов
Contact: 
Anil Mishra, Email: a.mishra@unesco.org - Tap Raj Pant, Email: tr.pant@unesco.org
The three-day workshop will bring together experts, policy makers, local stakeholders, and managers of Natural Heritage Properties from Asian countries, mainly from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. <br /><br />The event aims at identifying the need for capacity building programmes in the region, review current and future plans for adapting strategies, and discuss how to best implement strategies at the community level. The workshop will further help to develop policy directives for climate resilient development and ecosystem-based adaptation for mountain communities. <br /><br />Mountain regions represent about one quarter of the Earth's terrestrial surface, and are home to approximately 25% of the global population. Mountains are crucial for life. They offer a wealth of ecosystem functions and services (freshwater, biodiversity, forest products, minerals, habitats for threatened species), and landscapes and cultures of exceptional value. <br /><br />The event is organized within the framework of the UNESCO project on “Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World: Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies (Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe)”.