This visual resource aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change in mountains, and potential solutions, as well as disseminate scientific data to policy and decision makers, diplomats and the general public during the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). The document was displayed on the gates of UNESCO from 02 November to 23 December 2015. Using satellite images, aerial and ground level photography, as well as descriptive texts, the document explains the diverse climate change impacts on mountain ecosystems, glaciers, water resources and ecosystem services. Case studies are used to illustrate both impacts and adaptation solutions from UNESCO sites: Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites. 

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Theme: Education

Topics: Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management, Water, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Emergency Preparedness and Response, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Audio-Visual Resource

Publication date: 2015

Language: English, French