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Mountains: early warning systems for climate change

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Disappearance of Glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro

This exhibition, which aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change in mountains, is being organized by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) of UNESCO on the occasion of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015).

Using satellite images, aerial and ground level photography, as well as descriptive texts, the exhibition will explain the diverse climate change impacts on mountain ecosystems, glaciers, water resources and ecosystem services. The exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods. Furthermore, the focus will lie on the role of mountains as early warning systems for climate change.

The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness on climate change impacts and potential solutions, as well as disseminate scientific data to policy and decision makers, diplomats and the general public

The Exhibition is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO and the commemoration of the 50 years of UNESCO Water Programmes.
The exhibition will also be a contribution to the new MAB Strategy for 2015-2025.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 02.11.2015 09:00 local time
End 28.11.2015 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed Yes
Focal point Mishra, Anil
Organizer UNESCO IHP and MAB Programmes
Contact Bárbara Ávila: b.avila@unesco.org – Maria Rosa Cardenas: m.cardenas@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room External gates
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the French Republic to UNESCO
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Link 1 Virtual exhibition online

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