Mountains and Climate Change, from Understanding to Action


Mountains provide freshwater to half of the world’s population and are home to half of all global biodiversity hotspots, but they are also among the regions most sensitive to climate change. The authors of this publication, aim to create awareness about potential changes and related challenges for global development, and to promote practical action in the face of the manifold challenges and the probable opportunities that climate change presents for mountain regions in an ever faster changing world. This volume, prepared on the occasion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC 2009 in Copenhagen, shows that not all is doom and gloom by presenting nascent and promising initiatives at the local, national, and international level. These endeavors attempt both to face the challenges presented by climate change and to take advantage of emerging opportunities wherever possible.



Author Thomas Kohler, Daniel Maselli
Publisher Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Institute of Geography, University of Bern, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Publication year 2009
Language English

Themes: Cambio Climàtico

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