Thematic sessions

Major thematic sessions of the GMS Forum are:

Global developments and critical issues in sustainability in mountain regions
Natural resources and sustainability in mountains
Tourism and sustainability in mountains
Sustainable governance in mountain regions – potential and limitations of possible solutions
Global developments and critical issues in sustainability in mountain regions
  • Overtourism
  • Climate change
  • Demographic change
  • Energy transition
Natural resources and sustainability in mountains
  • Integrated catchment management
  • Climate resilience
  • Supply and demand issues between highlands and lowlands
Tourism and sustainability in mountains
  • Monitoring tourism activities
  • Assessing developments in tourism against sustainability objectives
  • Societal transformation processes related to tourism
  • Cultural sustainability
Sustainable governance in mountain regions – potential and limitations of possible solutions
  • Successful management of natural resources within the context of competing users
  • Disaster risk reduction within the context of changing climate conditions and increasing touristic activities
  • Sustainable management of natural resources – protected areas (WHS, Geoparks, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Global Geopark Network (GGN))
  • Local community space versus destination space? The role of participation: instruments and methods for local empowerment

Conference programme

Preliminary programme

4th October Arrival
5th October DAY 1

  • Keynotes
  • Panel sessions
  • Expert council (open to the public)
6th October DAY 2

  • Keynotes
  • Panel sessions
  • Networking session
7th October Departure

More information about the conference programme will be uploaded soon.

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