"Populations of high altitude mountains and cold desert areas of Asia face very harsh living conditions and are among the most vulnerable in the world. Physically isolated, marginalised, with limited access to natural resources, an important number of people still rely on traditional energy resources -mainly biomass- that sometimes lead to the deterioration of this fragile environment."
"Besides preservation of the environment, access to sustainable energy-providing services is a critical factor in achieving major development goals."
"Mountain areas are also particularly affected by climate change as relatively small changes in temperatures have severe impacts on water supply, agriculture-based livelihoods and infrastructures. Thus, addressing issues concerning adaptation strategy choices has become a primary objective for mountain populations."
"For these reasons, energy as well as climate change issues have to play a particular role within development strategies and this requires active synergies between the public, local community, private and non-governmental actors."
- to share our strategies, expertise and field experience on energy and climate change issues;
- to formulate a series of concrete recommendations in terms of policy and methodology;
- to initiate a community of practice among the key players of the Region.
- Impacts of energy projects in development
- Adaptation strategies of local communities to climate change
- Financing issues
We would like to remind participants that space in the conference centre will be available for any organisation willing to present its activities, projects and achievements (please contact at the earliest the seminar coordinator at info.india at geres.eu)
v.stauffer at geres.eu
Ms Marion Triquet
info.india at geres.eu
Tel. +91 1982 251 586