The Adaptation at Altitude Knowledge Network

Submitted by Rosie Witton | published 29th Nov 2022 | last updated 18th May 2023
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Mountain's feature some of the clearest indications of climate change: rising temperatures, melting glaciers and changing precipitation patterns are disrupting water flows and affecting ecosystems, creating and worsening natural hazards and threatening livelihoods and communities both within the mountains and downstream.

The Adaptation at Altitude programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), seeks to support mountain communities and those working with them by improving the knowledge of appropriate climate change adaptation strategies in the mountains, and transferring that knowledge through science–policy platforms to inform decision-making in national, regional and global policy processes.

One way we are doing this is through the development of an online Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) Knowledge Network. Based on the theory of a community of practice, the A@A Knowledge Network aims to support and encourage communication and engagement between stakeholders working on climate change adaptation in mountains.

Adaptation at Altitude Knowledge Network: Join our first meeting!

We would like to invite you to join the first meeting of the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) Knowledge Network: a global community through which we can share experiences and knowledge on adaptation in the mountains and collaborate to accelerate the uptake of innovative solutions. 

The meeting is open to all interested in climate change adaptation in mountains, and will be held online on the 30th May 13:00-14:00 (BST). This introductory meeting will explain the aims of the A@A Knowledge Network and provide a space to openly discuss what we, together, hope to achieve and work towards. Sign up to the meeting here.

To stay informed about future activities and updates, keep an eye on our 'Climate Change and Adaptation in Mountains' discussion space by registering to weADAPT and subscribing to the theme.