Supporting climate change management in biosphere reserves

Ten biosphere reserves have started implementing the Global Change in Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE) Research Strategy looking at the impacts of global and climate change on the biophysical environment in mountains and the livelihood conditions of people.

The second phase of the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project has been launched in order to help scientists develop climate change scenarios in dryland areas of Africa, Arab States, Asia and Latin America.

The Open Initiative for the Use of Space Technology now includes 20 space agencies, plus remote sensing laboratories to collaborate on improved monitoring and management of UNESCO designated sites.

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