Exhibition ‘Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world’

© Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)
Nigardsbreen glacier, Norway.

With the generous support of the Government of Flanders (Belgium), the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) developed the Exhibition ‘Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world’ that features satellite images of different mountain regions worldwide, many of which are UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites.

Using satellite images from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Planet Action, this exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains, and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Cusipata Square in Cusco, Peru from 20 to 25 May 2014 as an activity of the World Mountain Forum 2014.
Occupying 24% of the Earth’s surface, mountains and their adjacent valleys are home to 1.2 billion people. They provide numerous and diverse sources of ecosystem services, with water supply one of the most critical. About 40% of the world population depends indirectly on mountain resources for water supply, agriculture, hydroelectricity and biodiversity. They provide numerous and diverse sources of ecosystem services, with water supply one of the most critical. Mountains are among the most sensitive ecosystems to climate change and are being affected at a faster rate than other terrestrial habitats.
Using satellite images, mainly from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), this exhibition highlights the critical functions of mountains, and the implications of climate change for mountain ecosystems, water resources and livelihoods. The exhibition will be displayed in the Cusipata Square in Cusco, Peru from 20 to 25 May 2014 as an activity of the World Mountain Forum 2014.

This exhibition was created with the support of the following partners: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Planet Action.


Details

Type of Event Exhibition
Start 19.05.2014 10:00 local time
End 25.05.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Cardenas, Maria Rosa
Organizer
Contact Maria Rosa Cardenas /m.cardenas@unesco.org ; Anil Mishra / a.mishra@unesco.org
Country Peru
City Cusco
Venue Cusipata Square in Cusco, Peru
Street
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 More information
Link 2 Climate and Water Session during the World Mountain Forum 2014
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