Glaciers: the challenge of research in the service of society in context of climate change, provides an unique platform for the exchange of experiences and practices between scientific communities in the area of glaciology, climatology, hydrology, and social sciences which take place in mountain ranges worldwide and facilitates the development of joint research agendas towards the establishment and enforcement of strategies for climate change adaptation and risk management in mountains ecosystems.

The Forum will be held from 01 to 04 of July, at Huaraz city, province of Ancash, Peru.

Early Warning Systems: The “Last Mile” of Adaptation

Recent scientific assessment studies of climate change impacts, including those from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, provide evidence of the negative effects of climate variability and change on natural and human systems. For instance, recent climate trends have caused loss in wheat and maize production, negatively affected coral reefs, and changed characteristics of some hazards in high-mountain regions. Assessment studies furthermore suggest that related risks to ecosystems, commerce, and daily life may increase over the coming decades as temperatures warm.

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Current state of glaciers in the tropical Andes: a multi-century perspective on glacier evolution and climate change

The aim of this paper is to provide the community with a comprehensive overview of the studies of glaciers in the tropical Andes conducted in recent decades leading to the current status of the glaciers in the context of climate change.

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COSUDE ANA Universidad de Zurich CARE CONDESAN UNESCO IGP Instituto de Montaña Comunidad Andina University at Albany