ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters (UNDP)
OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Endowment Fund Adygine (EFA)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 16 - 18 Sep 2013 Location: Kyrgyzstan ( Bishkek)
High mountain environment is one the most complex and sensitive ecosystems on the Earth. Besides, current climate changes influence considerably the natural processes in high mountains over the world.
Hundreds of millions of people live in mountains being dependent on natural changes of environment and facing the harsh climate, difficult life conditions and various kinds of natural hazards. Majority of disasters are triggered by hydro-meteorological hazards, including drought, floods, extreme temperatures and rainfall-related landslides, debris-flows, lake outbursts; all of which are likely to increase under a changing climate.
Central Asia is one of the world’s regions most vulnerable to current climate variability and the impacts of future climate change. This is as a result of a combination of many different natural, political and social factors.
The forthcoming conference is aimed at the discussion of different topics related to the aforementioned processes. It will give an opportunity for scientists and experts from various countries to present the results of their work and research of natural processes, climate change adaptation and disaster risk mitigation measures in high mountain regions, as well as results of recent studies of glacier cover change of mountains in Central Asia and other mountainous regions worldwide.
The main topics of these discussions will cover relevant kinds of natural hazards. The discussion on interdependencies of climate changes, glacier retreat and water resources will be the special topic of the conference. Results of studies and research and specific approaches for Central Asia, Himalayan region, Europe and other parts of the World are the main expected outputs of this conference.
Session I: Natural Hazards in Mountain Areas.
Session II: Climate Change, Climate Risks: Research, Management, Adaptation.
Session III: Climate Changes and Water in Mountains
Session IV: International Cooperation
Event website: http://www.mountainhazards2013.com
Participation is open to all persons interested in natural hazards and climate issues with special focus on mountainous regions of Asia.
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/32151