High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues

11-12 September, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Climate change has global causes and effects. This conference addresses growing challenges and their consequences for fragile environments both in the high latitudes and high altitudes, focusing on the polar regions and the Alps. It brings together researches from natural and social sciences to facilitate dialogue among experts with the aim of comparing observations from these regions, tracing causal chains, and connecting the global and local scales of analysis. Problem-based issues such as biodiversity, urbanization, permafrost, health and risk management, structure the conference workshops.

The conference’s emphasis on links between local and global processes, as well as its interdisciplinary approach, also enable the promotion of academic and public awareness on the climate change mechanisms impacting familiar and distant locations.

The conference at a glance

Date
Monday and Thuesday, September 11-12, 2017

Time
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Venue
Centre de Congrès Le Regent, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Participation
CHF 150.-

Registration
Online registration is mandatory and available here