CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CLOSED

Current situation regarding COVID-19

Dear colleagues,

we are happy to invite you to the 1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum. The forum is part of a newly established conference series and will take place on October 5th and 6th in Sexten | Sesto, in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites in Italy.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the opportunity to participate to the conference online, so to guarantee to our participants from outside Italy to attend and present while staying safe. The conference fees will be adapted accordingly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the conference!
Current situation regarding COVID-19

Dear colleagues,

we are happy to invite you to the 1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum. The forum is part of a newly established conference series and will take place on October 5th and 6th in Sexten | Sesto, in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites in Italy.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the opportunity to participate to the conference online, so to guarantee to our participants from outside Italy to attend and present while staying safe. The conference fees will be adapted accordingly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the conference!

About

In the epoch of Anthropocene, where humans have a significant impact on the Earth’s geology and ecology, the sustainability of our social-economic systems is the basic prerequisite for the long-term existence of mankind. Any pathway towards such sustainability necessarily calls for deep transformations of our society and will require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business (Sachs et al., 2019). By and large, it remains unclear if and how respective processes of societal and institutional upheavals may be initiated and will take place. Nevertheless, sustainability has turned into a matter of individual lifestyle and individual daily choices rooted in common values in parts of the society.

Acknowledging the necessity of fundamental changes, the United Nations and its member states have been developing a framework for national action and global cooperation: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the respective 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With only 10 more years left to achieve these goals, the United Nations’ Secretary-General has raised a universal call to mobilise for a decade of global, local and people action. At the core of this call is the need to tackle growing poverty, empower women and girls, and address the climate emergency.

Within this context, the newly established Global Mountain Sustainability Forum (GMS Forum) conference series will discuss particular challenges concerning sustainability in mountain regions, which also provide invaluable ecosystem services for lowlands and their populations; these are often not appropriately taken into account in policies and decision-making processes. The GMS Forum 2020 event will tackle sustainability governance issues at the crossroads between international frameworks and local contributions focusing on the topics of tourism and natural resource management.

Key dates

30 April

Submission deadline for abstracts

15 June

Extended deadline for abstract submission

30 June

Final notification of acceptance

August

Open registration

Deadline Extended - 28th August

End of registration for accepted contributors

15 September

End of registration for on-site participation

28 September

End of registration for online participation

Special Issue – CALL FOR PAPERS

We are delighted to announce a Special Issue in collaboration with the open access journal Sustainability.

“Sustainability Governance: International Frameworks and Local Contributions with Special Consideration of Mountain Areas”

Participants to the GMS Forum 2020 will be offered a special 50% discount for publishing their research.

Please submit your manuscript at any time until 31 October 2020 here.

We’re going green!

The 1st Global Mountain Sustainability Forum will be a going Green Event.

Green Events are events that are planned, organised and implemented according to sustainability criteria, such as the use of environmentally friendly products, energy efficiency, waste management, regional value creation and social responsibility.

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