Category: MOVING

In an effort to improve the protection of mountainous ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain communities, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is relaunching its World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves. The World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves aims to involve all actors working in mountain biosphere reserves, including biosphere reserve managers/coordinators, mountain specialists, universities, research centres, local communities, UN agencies and programmes, associations, and NGO’s.

The launch event will be followed by a webinar on Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Biosphere Reserves, which will present several cases around the world.

This webinar will discuss migration and internal displacement due to climate change in mountain areas and explore a variety of solutions that increase mountain communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt by addressing some of the root causes of climate migration. The event aims to:

  • Increase awareness of how climate change is impacting mobility in mountain regions and knowledge on the importance of enhancing community resilience and promoting climate change adaptation in mountain regions.
  • Identify opportunities and share good practices of parliamentarians to play a more active role in the alignment and harmonization of national policies to address migration in the context of climate change, disasters and mobility.
  • Launch the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal, a collection of climate adaptation solutions and projects implemented around the world.

This webinar is organized with Adaptation at Altitude, a programme which strives to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of mountain communities and ecosystems to climate change. The programme is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the University of Geneva, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Zoï Environment Network, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

MOVING is organising an European Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP) webinar on 16 December 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 (CET).

By the participation in the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Find out more about MOVING project results and the EU MAP, and
  • Get to know some of the specific traditional or emerging value chains working on innovation and climate change resilience in the MOVING project.

The EU MAP offers an open space to stakeholders that are interested to exchange, learn and interact at the EU level to around resilience to climate change and social change of mountain value chains.

  • Please express your interest by latest 6 December 2021.

A maximum of 60 participants will receive a confirmation email. The limited capacity is intended to ensure a good discussion and exchange between participants. Nonetheless, all information regarding the event will be available here.

The 7th International Congress of Mountain and Steep Slopes Viticulture will be, in May 2022, the most important opportunity to disseminate and update scientific and technical innovations of viticulture and oenology from Mountain regions.

The Congress is organised by the CERVIM – Center for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture, on the patronage of the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine, the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID) and Faculdade Ciências da UP.

The event will be held at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal.

ESEE 2022 Conference Pisa

June 14, 2022

Pisa, Italy

In June 2022 will take place the Pisa 2022 14th International Conference of European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).

MOVING will organise a special session on Science-policy-society interfaces for resilient and sustainable rural development.

International Mountain Conference 2022

September 11, 2022

Innsbruck, Austria

The conference actively supports mountain research, as well as the exchange among disciplines to gather and shape all available puzzle pieces.

Co-organised by Euromontana, the European Association of Mountain Areas and Cia-Agricoltori Italiani, the 12th European Mountain Convention is set to take place in the Natural Park & Biosphere Reserve of Sila, Calabria, Italy. The Convention aims to define a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains by providing the basis for more integrated and effective public policies, contributing to the sustainable development of mountain areas and the quality of life of mountain communities.