Report proposed on climate change in mountains


The Government of Switzerland is planning to propose an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Mountains, for which the support of specialized institutions and organizations is requested. Such a report would broaden knowledge of climate change issues in mountains, put the ‘science’ before key audiences and generally raise awareness of the challenges mountain communities are facing as the temperature rises.

Would your institution or organization be interested in endorsing the proposal for an IPCC report dedicated to how climate change is affecting mountain dwellers and environments? Andrew Taber of The Mountain Institute, the Mountain Partnership Steering Committee Chair, is collecting the names of organizations available to support this proposal for a special report on mountains. Please let the TMI Executive Director know if your organization’s name may be affixed to this proposal and if you wish to be involved in the preparation of such report, by Thursday 26 November 2015. Also let him know if your organization would potentially be interested in contributing to or otherwise participating in the development of such a report.

Established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme, the IPCC produces the foremost global assessments of scientific, technical and socio-economic information concerning climate change, its potential effects and adaptation and mitigation options.

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