Geneva Cryosphere HUB
Programme francophone

A fragile future: can mountain communities adapt to climate change?

Public event
Monday, November 8, 2021

Geneva 17:15-18:45 | Uni Mail, Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40
Glasgow 16:15-17:45  | COP26 Cryosphere pavilion

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Climate change threatens the vast high latitude and high altitude cold regions of the world that provide freshwater to over half of humanity. What impacts of climate change on the cryosphere have already been experienced in Latin America, Central Asia and the Andes? What risks will these regions be exposed to? After addressing these questions, the panelists will explore adaptation solutions and experiences, especially in mountain areas, with a focus on developing countries.

Speakers: Prof. Jörg Balsiger (University of Geneva); Prof. Christian Huggel (University of Zürich); Prof. Martin Hölzle (University of Fribourg); Prof. Markus Stoffel (University of Geneva); Randy Muñoz, (University of Zurich); Dr. Carolina Adler (Mountain Research Initiative); Elena Manaenkova (Deputy Secretary-General, WMO);  Dr. Radha Wagle, UNFCCC Focal Point, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), Nepal; Ms. Nino Tkhilava, UNFCCC Focal Point, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Georgia; Janine Kuriger, Head, Global Programme Climate Change and Environment, SDC; Marlene Kronenberg, glaciologist, University of Fribourg, Founder of «Adventure of Science: Women and Glaciers in Central Asia»; Miguel Vera-Lugo, Biologist, Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina CONDESAN; Izabella Koziell, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD; with the participation of members of the Swiss delegation

The event will be followed by a networking reception in UniMail Geneva.

Invitation and agenda