Mountains: early warning systems for climate change

When, local time: 
Monday, 2 November 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Exhibition
Contact: 
Bárbara Ávila: b.avila@unesco.org - Maria Rosa Cardenas: m.cardenas@unesco.org

This exhibition, which aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change in mountains, is being organized by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) of UNESCO on the occasion of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015).

Using satellite images, aerial and ground level photography, as well as descriptive texts, the exhibition will explain the diverse climate change impacts on mountain ecosystems, glaciers, water resources and ecosystem services. The exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods. Furthermore, the focus will lie on the role of mountains as early warning systems for climate change.

The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness on climate change impacts and potential solutions, as well as disseminate scientific data to policy and decision makers, diplomats and the general public

The Exhibition is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO and the commemoration of the 50 years of UNESCO Water Programmes.

The exhibition will also be a contribution to the new MAB Strategy for 2015-2025.