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Date(s) - 03-05 Oct 2016
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X° European Mountain Convention
Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can people and territories adapt and mitigate its effects?
Direct effects of climate change are gradually becoming more and more visible. Mountains, because of their natural handicaps, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. For its X° European Mountain Convention, Euromontana, in collaboration with IPB-CIMO decided to target this critical topic.
In parallel and for the first time, the International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions will be held. Both event EMC and ICRSDMR will be combined under the event Mountains 2016. For more information, please visit the website of the event http://cimo.esa.ipb.pt/mountains2016/
Summary of the event
Mountain areas have difficult climatic and environmental conditions, but mountain people are used to adapting to these. Thanks to their great experience of innovation and adaptation, they have already started to tackle the challenge of climate change. This X° European Mountain Convention will present a state-of-the-art of the situation in mountain areas and of how experience and technical knowledge have been used to provide solutions to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The focus will be on solutions not only at the policy level, but also at the practitioners’ level, on different issues such as agriculture, energy, water, transport and tourism.
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Final Declaration: declaration of Bragança:
Our collection of best practices
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Session 1: Opening: Climate change in European and global policies
“COP21: the success of the Paris Agreement and the economic and food security challenges”, Gérard Viatte, former director of agriculture in OECD and former special counsellor to the FAO
“RUMRA: an intergroup at the European Parliament to put mountains at the heart of the EU agenda”, Mercedes Bresso, Member of the European Parliament and President of the RUMRA (Rural, Mountain and Remote Areas) intergroup (youtube video)
“Towards an EU agenda for mountain areas” Iliana Iotova, Member of the European Parliament (youtube video)
Session 2: Scientific approaches: evidence and scenarios of climate change in mountain areas
Chair: Martin Price, University of Highlands and Islands and Vice President of Euromontana , A Strategic Research Agenda for Mountain Areas
“From the last 100 years to the next 100 years: what has changed in the climate of European mountains? Evidence and scenarios”, Wolfgang Schöner, University of Graz
“Still planning for climate change vulnerability? Evidence from Norway on the lack of success in adapting to climate change, and suggestions on how to move from “adjustments” to “transformation” in climate change adaptation”, Carlo Aall, Head of research at Western Norway Research Institute, Professor II in Sustainable Development at the Sogn og Fjordane University College
Session 3: Regional approaches: how are mountain ranges mobilised at political level?
“The Alpine Convention: from a political protocol to the implementation of projects”, Taja Ferjančič Lakota, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
“Carpathian Region: From a Strategic Agenda on Adaptation to Climate Change to practical improvements”, Prof. Szalai, Chairman of the Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change, Carpathian Convention
“Adaptation to climate change in the Pyrenees”, Idoia Arauzo, Climate Change Observatory of the Pyrenees
“Mountain Partnership: the experience of a non-European massif”, Martin Price, Steering Member of the Mountain Partnership
Session 4: Good Practices of adaptation and mitigation to make the best of climate change
1. Agriculture and forestry, Moderator: Dominique Fayel, FNSEA
Climate change and the durability of vineyards in the Douro vallee, Rui Soares, Real Companhia Velha
Adapting Farming Practices to Climate Change (AP3C project), Vincent Cailliez (SIDAM)
2. Sustainable energy and water, Moderator: Danut Gitan, CEFIDEC
The use of green energy to process berries, Ioan Agapi, FAM DORNA
A new governance approach: how the community of Tolmin, Slovenia has developed an energy policy to deal with climate change, Miro Kristan, Soca Valley Development Centre
3. Biodiversity and protected areas, Moderator: Thierry Percie du Sert, ARPE
Better to conserve than reintroduce. Lessons from species reintroductions in mountain ecosystems and the importance of performing feasibility assessments: the case of the Mountain Grey Partridge, José María Fernández-García, HAZI
Payments for Ecosystem Services in Natura 2000 sites in Lombardy, Bruna Comini, ERSAF
4. Tourism: from snow business to four seasons tourism, Moderator: Jon-Andreas Kolderup, Buskerud County Council and Vice-President of Euromontana
A new alternative to winter tourism: Recovering alpine pastures through the promotion of quality food products, Andreja Borec, University of Maribor
Developing sustainable tourism destinations in Geilo, Pål Knutsson Medhus, Visit Geilo
5. Accessibility of mountain areas: developing sustainable transport and ICT services, Moderator: Audrey Sinclair, Scottish Council
Micropol: encourage teleworking in rural areas, Jean-Dimas Malot, Nièvre Numérique
Move on Green: sustainable transport in rural and mountain areas, Luis Muñoz, Provincial Government of Teruel
6. Innovation linked to the management of natural hazards, Moderator: Aashild Kjelsnes, Sogn of Fjordane
Land-use planning and physical infrastructure: Planning for increased or decreased climate change vulnerability?, Carlo Aall, Head of research at Western Norway Research Institute, Professor II in Sustainable Development at the Sogn og Fjordane University College
FORRISK and PLURIFOR: Innovative risk management in Basque forests, Alejandro Cantero, HAZI
“Territorial Cohesion and polycentrism: Italian Strategy in favour of Remote Areas: a promising methodology for the development of mountain areas”, Sabrina Lucatelli, Coordinator of the Technical Committee for Inner Areas, Department for Cohesion Policies, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers
The proceedings of this conference are now available: