Mountains 2016 is an international event aiming to promote sustainable development in mountains, based on science, knowledge, and innovation. Mountains 2016 will combine two different events: the X European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions.
By bringing together the European mountain community and a broader international community of scientists and stakeholders, Mountains 2016 will create a unique opportunity for individuals and institutions to share experiences and to establish information and collaboration networks. By jointly addressing climate change adaptation and ecosystem services in mountain regions, it will provide an exceptional occasion to present important contributions to science and sustainable development in the mountains of Europe and the rest of the world.
Mountains 2016 is a collaboration organized by the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), in Portugal, with the active involvement of local, national and international institutions. The event relies in part on a connection between Portugal and Brazil, established between CIMO/IPB and Embrapa, which gives the initiative a particular Lusosphere context. One goal of the conference is to involve the global Portuguese-speaking community to the greatest extent possible.