High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
From: 11.09.2017 to: 12.09.2017

Climate change has global causes and effects. The conference “High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues” addresses growing challenges and their consequences for fragile environments both in the high latitudes and high altitudes, focusing on the polar regions and the Alps. It will bring together researches from natural and social sciences to facilitate dialogue among experts with the aim of comparing observations from these regions, tracing causal chains and connecting the global and local scales of analysis. Problem-based issues such as biodiversity, urbanization, permafrost, health and risk management, structure the conference workshops.

The conference’s emphasis on links between local and global processes, as well as its interdisciplinary approach, will also enable the promotion of academic and public awareness on the climate change mechanisms impacting familiar and distant locations.

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