UNFCCC COP 27 side event - IPCC Cross-Chapter Paper 5: Mountains - sharing knowledge to promote adaptation initiatives in mountains

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
From: 11.11.2022 to: 11.11.2022

The recent publication of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and its Cross-Chapter Paper 5 provides an opportunity to discuss how scientific evidence can be used to strengthen participation of mountain people in national and international policy processes.

Understanding the need for adequate and coordinated support in mountain regions, this session will focus on how to use science based information to promote the inclusion of mountains in the UNFCCC texts and how to promote pro- mountain policies within frameworks such as the Rio Conventions. It will discuss the necessity of international stewardship, reinforced by a transdisciplinary approach, which includes all of these components to promote the science/policy nexus and support sustainable mountain development through a science and policy lens.

Location: Hatshepsut

Date and time: 11 November 2022, 11.30 – 13.00

Session aims

  • Consider how a science-policy dialogue (based on the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and its Cross-Chapter Paper 5) focusing on mountains can be built within the framework of the UNFCCC.
  • Discuss how to strengthen science-policy dialogue and investigate how findings coming from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and its Cross-Chapter Paper 5 can be used to develop policies.
  • Share case studies of best practices in relation to promoting and scaling adaptation options that offer practical solutions to reduce climate risks and build on diverse knowledge systems, including indigenous knowledge.
  • Discuss how to bridge existing gaps across different alliances and processes dedicated to sustainable mountain development. Which stakeholders need to be considered and how could this coordination be enhanced?

Session speakers

  • Carolina Adler, Executive Director, Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) (moderator)
  • Mirella Gallardo, Co-Director, The Mountain Institute (TMI)
  • Sam Kanyamibwa, Chief Executive Officer, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)
  • Geeta Pandey, Manager, Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC)
  • Fongoh Eric, Co-Founder, International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV)

Session flow

  • Opening remarks and presentation by Carolina Adler (7 mins)
  • Discussion and key questions answered by panelists (40 mins)
  • Session close from the moderator (3 mins)
  • Q&A (30 mins)

Session organizer
: Eric Chavez Betancourt, Asociación Oikos, Mountain Partnership member

Registered UNFCCC delegates will be able to participate online via the UNFCCC platform and the session will also be live streamed on the UNFCCC YouTube Channel.

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