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***Announcement and call for papers

CEH, within the scope of ANR PRESHINE, is contributing to the organisation of the "International Conference on Mountain Development in a Context of Global Change with Special Focus on the Himalayas", 21st-26th April 2018, Kathmandu.

Organiser and partners

- Sino-Nepal Joint Research Centre for Geography, Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China

- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) et Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)/Programme ANR -13-SENV-0005 PRESHINE, France
- Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
- Nepal Geographical Society, Nepal
- Department of Land Science and Biogeography, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Mountain Branch of Chinese Geographical Society, China
- CN-ICIMOD, China
- SiChuan Geographical Society, China

Mountain regions are a high-energy environment prone to seisms, landslides, floods and snow disasters. The response of mountainous regions in the context of global change mainly due to climate change, to improvement in access, to the extension of human mobilities and social networks, and to policy initiatives at international level through bilateral and multi-lateral agreements is ongoing, leading to obvious changes in various types of ecosystems. Climate change not only affects biodiversity and ecosystem services, but also greatly impacts people living in mountainous regions, due, for example, to frequent environmental disasters, which directly or indirectly affect community safety and challenge mountain development. As the “Third Pole” in the world, the Himalayas are known as the water tower of Asia, with a large area covered in snow and glaciers. The impact of climate change on the region has widely drawn the attention of many scientists for many years now, and improved knowledge on it has helped the region to adapt to climate change to a considerable extent. Likewise, the improvement in accessibility to markets and services, the development of tourism, and the introduction of policies related to conservation and development through bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements have also generated several consequences in the sustainable development of mountain areas. Since the impact of global change is an ever-increasing trend, we must continue to improve our ability to adapt to the changes. Therefore, this is the motivation and the purpose for this meeting, to exchange and share the latest research findings and knowledge of mountain development in the context of globalization and climate change.
Conference Themes and Special Focus

- 1.Impact of climate change on mountains
- 2. Ecological response and adaptation in mountains against background of climate change
- 3. Sustainable management of natural resources in mountain areas
- 4. Risk management of environmental disasters in mountain areas
- 5. Tourism and mobilities
- 6. Livelihood adaptation and sustainability in mountain areas
- 7. Policy tools for mountain development
Call for Abstracts and Papers

You are welcome to send your research abstract and papers for oral and poster presentation to the International Conference which will be held on 22nd -23rd April, 2018 on the theme “Mountain Development in a Context of Global Change”.
Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline 20th February 2018
Abstract acceptance notification 28th February 2018
Early Bird registration deadline 5th March 2018
Final Registration deadline 20th March 2018
PP Presentation due on or before 22nd April 2018
Register all day 21st April 2018
Conference day 22nd -23rd April 2018
Conference network dinner 22nd April 2018
Post Conference tour 24th -25th April 2018
Return 26th April 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 12th October 2018


Venue : Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole Height, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Registration : The registration fee is NRP 5,000 for Nepalese participants and USD 100 for foreign participants. It will be paid at registration desk at conference venue on registration day of 21st April 2018.
- For more information about the conference

- To consult or download the "Guidelines for preparation of abstract"

Voir en ligne : International Conference website