Experiential tourism, promoting small hamlets, in-person education: these are only three of the many facets of the theme of mountains analysed at the events scheduled at Expo Dubai during the “Climate change and biodiversity week”: Italy plays a key role in this debate, co-organizing an event with the Expo and a workshop hosted in our Pavilion.
Reaching for the stars: sustainable and climate resilient mountain development
The first event, co-curated with the Bureau Expo Dubai, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, the FAO Mountain Partnership and the Aga Khan Development Network is a forum in which policymakers, scientists, companies, and youths debate over a sustainable future.
On behalf of Italy, the speakers will include video contributions by Mariastella Gelmini, Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies with delegated powers over mountains and Maurizio Martina, special advisor and Deputy Director-General at FAO
UNIMONT – Centre of Excellence of the University of Milan active in promoting the development of mountains and located at Edolo, a small municipality at the heart of Italian Alps, presents a full-day event with and for youths and mountains. The topic of the event will be the role of education and innovation for the future of highlands, with the direct and proactive engagement of young people who live and spend time in the mountains and mountain stakeholders, and with the cooperation of the actors of formal education (schools, universities, research centres) and of informal education (associations, networks, parks, etc.). The results of the proceedings will be formalized in a Mountain Education and Innovation Manifesto and shared with national and international institutions.
Event co-promoted with the University of Milan – Mountain University