4th Sustainable Summits Conference

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
From: 12.06.2018 to: 14.06.2018

In 2010, the Sustainable Summits Conference was launched by the American Alpine Club with the primary goal of sharing solutions for managing human waste in the high mountain peaks around the world. At the 2014 conference in Golden, Colorado, USA, and again in 2016 at Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, the scope was broadened to include the impacts of climate change and access issues in the high mountains. Sustainable Summits conferences have drawn representation from every continent.

In 2018, for three days, land managers, researchers, representatives from NGOs and non-profit organizations, outdoor companies, guides and mountaineers from around the world will join together in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. They will share their knowledge and experience and propose solutions for the future of our high mountains, focusing on the following three themes:
• What roles do the high mountains play in today's societies?
• Climate change: the high mountains on the front line
• Human activities in the high mountains: impacts and solutions

Conference organizers include Mountain Partnership members Mountain Wilderness, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation and the Mountain Research Initiative, among others.

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Photo: Mountain Wilderness International/Anna Sustersic 

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