Impacts of Global Climate Change on Snow, Glaciers and Water Resources in the Andes
UNESCO, the Andean Climate Change Interamerican Observatory Network (ACCIÓN) and the Consortium for the sustainable development of the Andean Eco-region (CONDESAN) are organizing, from 20-22 November 2013 in Quito (Ecuador) a “Science Policy Workshop: Impacts of Global Climate Change on Snow, Glaciers and Water Resources in the Andes: Policy recommendations for Adaptation Strategies”
This science and policy workshop invites experts in natural sciences (e.g. glaciologists, hydrologists, water resources experts) and social sciences, but also policy makers (from local to national level) and practitioners (for example, mountain biosphere reserves’ managers) and other local stakeholders to optimize research efforts and science-based policy needs for adaptation strategies in the region.
It is intended that the workshop will result in recommendations for scientists, policy advisers and decision makers from Member States of the region. Furthermore, will be identified research agendas and strategies to successfully implement climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.