20th Swiss Geoscience Meeting – Symposium on Global Change and Sustainability Issues in Mountain Areas

November 19, 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland

The United Nations designated 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. Despite the efforts made in promoting the sustainable development of mountain regions and the conservation of mountain ecosystems, poverty, food insecurity, social exclusion, limited access to basic services (drinking water, sanitation, energy), environmental degradation and exposure to natural hazards are still increasing.

The symposium welcomes contributions from the research community in helping to respond to some of these challenges. A potential outcome of the symposium is to consolidate key discussion points and reflections on possible research priorities and/or contributions that the Swiss and international geosciences community would like to propose in support of the goals of the Year and the planned strategy roadmap that will follow.