Activity Brief: Asia Pacific Youth Forum and Training Workshop 2014 Adaptation in the Mountains: Issues and Gaps beyond Boundaries
It is well accepted that adaptation is the key to mitigating and reducing climate change effects. Although the impacts of climate change continue to increase in mountain areas, there is a lack of knowledge and information about the various adaptation practices (incorporating both science and traditional knowledge) being implemented by societies, institutions, and individuals in the mountains. Accordingly, there is a need to identify the issues and gaps in relation to adaptation in the mountains in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Against this background, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), through its thematic node for mountains, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and along with its Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN), organised the Asia Pacific Youth Forum and Training Workshop on ‘Adaptation in the Mountains: Issues and Gaps beyond Boundaries’ from 21–24 September 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.