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The GEO Mountains General Meeting on 30 November 2021 will serve as a platform for exchange, bringing participants up to speed on recent developments at GEO Mountains and inviting discussion on the activities of Task Groups. GEO Mountains participants will also provide key updates on ongoing projects that could contribute to the objectives of GEO Mountains.

MRI SLC member Mandira Shrestha and Executive Director Carolina Adler presented at the GEO Climate Policy and Finance workshop held 21-23 September 2021. 

The  International Symposium on Ice in a Sustainable Society (ISS) will take place in the Basque Country in June 2022. The International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) invite the mountain research community to submit abstracts on the recent interrelations of glaciology with the natural sciences, mathematics, applied and social sciences, and the humanities.

Abstract submission deadline 5 February 2022.

This GEO Mountains workshop sought to better understand the current interdisciplinary “data landscape” across the Caucasus region.  

The second Conéctate A+ academic exchange webinar took place today, helping students and researchers in Switzerland discover study and research opportunities in Latin America.

On 1 October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  circulated  the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to governments for their review and comment.

This is one of the final stages of report preparation before the plenary approval of this contribution which assesses the impacts of climate change and how humanity and ecosystems are both vulnerable and adapting to it.

In a large-scale study conducted on Mount Kilimanjaro and published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers were able to demonstrate that species richness improves the performance of ecosystems, while the species turnover along the elevational gradient plays a minor role.

Microorganisms, plants, and animals accomplish great feats every day. For example, by decomposing material, producing plant biomass, or pollinating flowers, they keep nature 'up and running," thereby securing the livelihood of humans. Numerous studies have shown that a high biodiversity can have a positive impact on these as well as on other ecosystem functions.

The fourth event in the MRI Anniversary Lecture Series took place today, celebrating 20 years since the MRI Coordination Office was founded in 2001. This series aims to showcase MRI synthesis workshop research and build capacity in the mountain research community.

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