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As the second phase of the Cluster of Cooperation (CLOC) Conéctate A+ in the Latin American region forges ahead, we are pleased to announce the two selected projects for the network’s second edition of the small grants program in 2022.

In October 2022, almost 30 expert participants from nine countries met to discuss current Andean peatland ecology topics and initiate a regional research network encompassing all countries with high-Andean tropical cushion peatlands.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched a new flagship report at an event titled “Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk” in Geneva, Switzerland.

Adaptation At Altitude, an MRI flagship activity, officially launched Mountains Connect, a new online source of information about transboundary mountain governance. The project promotes interregional knowledge exchange and experiences for collective action in mountain regions.

Anthropogenic climate change has important consequences for the health of the planet’s ecosystems and for human beings. Understanding the interconnection between the two processes of change is relevant not only to be able to propose comprehensive responses, but above all to understand the systemic and interdependent functioning of socio-ecosystems. Conéctate A+, conducted a literature review to better understand how the links between climate change, biodiversity, and health have been studied in the Tropical Andes region and Central America.

This MRI-funded synthesis workshop on very-high-resolution remote sensing of treeline ecotones and alpine vegetation took place from 18 - 22 July 2022 in Kochel am See at the northern edge of the Alps in Germany.  The workshop was organised by the Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, and the University of Turku, Finland with the support of the Mountain Research Initiative. It included a partially hybrid format to enable online access to the presentations and some of the discussions.

The 27th edition of the UN Climate Change Conference will take place from November 6-18, 2022. Carolina Adler, Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), CDE scientist, and one of the lead authors of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will be present in Sharm el-Sheikh. She points out the importance of the conference for mountain regions and says: “I hope that the momentum isn’t lost!”

New paper identifies ‘bridges’ between resilience origins, data methods, mountain research, and co-design with local communities.

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