HIGH SUMMIT COP26

RESULTS AND KEY MESSAGES

FINAL DOCUMENT AND SPEKAERS VIDEO INTERVENTIONS

HIGH SUMMIT COP26

THE SPEAKERS IN THE 8 RECORDED VIDEO SESSIONS

HIGH SUMMIT COP26 CONFERENCE OPENING

Moderated by:
Daniele Moretti, Journalist of Sky

Welcome Remarks
Maurizio Gallo, President of EvK2Minoprio (Italy)
Stefano Peverelli, President of Minoprio Foundation (Italy)
Attilio Fontana, President of Regione Lombardia

Opening Remarks (10 min each)
–  Vincenzo Torti, President of the Italian Alpine Club (Italy) – Mountain and Future 
Elisa Vuillermoz, Member of the Scientific Council of EvK2Minoprio (Italy) – Short Introduction to High Summit
COP26

DAI 1 - 9:00 AM

Day 1 - 10:30 am - Parallel Sessions - Sala Conferenze

TOWARDS 2030: CLIMATE CHANGE IN MOUNTAIN REGIONS

Mountains are a sensitive indicator of climate change and mountain ecosystems are severely affected by world’s climate variations.
Such effects produce impacts in lowland environments too. Understanding how climate change affects mountains is a crucial aspect for the development strategies to face current global climate trends. This session aims at giving a comprehensive overview of the climate dynamics, related impact and approaches to respond to sustainable development objectives of the 2030 international agenda.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Maurizio Maugeri, University of Milan, IPCC Report Author

Maurizio Maugeri, University of Milan – The 6° IPCC Assessment Report and Climate Change in Mountain Regions

Carolina Adler, Mountain Research Institute (MRI) (Switzerland) – The Mountain Research Initiative and efforts to foster monitoring and research in mountain regions worldwide

Oksana Tarasova, WMO (Switzerland) – The value of high-mountain observations in understanding the drivers of climate change

Chen Fahu, Director of Institute of Tibet Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Science (China) – Climatological Network on Tibetan Plateaux.

– Kun Yang, Tsinghua University – Global warming causes local winter cooling near Himalaya due to the snow/albedo feedback

Peter Van Oevelen, George Mason University – The GEWEX Regional Climate Process Studies in High Mountain Environments

Franco Salerno, IRSA-CNR (Italy) – Global warming causes local summer cooling in Himalaya due to glacier melting

 

Federico Bianchi, University of Helsinki (Finland) – New insight in atmospheric research at high Elevation: the mechanism behind the Himalayan aerosol factory

Valter Maggi, Universty of Milan Bicocca (Italy) – The glaciers as climate and environmental archives. A resource in danger

Sandro Lovari, Chairman Scientific Commission Snow Leopard Network – Wild Species And Livestock in Mountains Ecosystems under climate change.

Day 1 - 10:30 am - Parallel Sessions - SALA DEI GESSI

WATER TOWERS OF THE WORLD: GLACIERS AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Mountain glacier variations and their increasingly intense reduction caused by a growing melting intensity and speed, affect water resources availability in mountains and in the valleys, where streams and rivers are fed by glaciers. The effects are multiple and at different spatial and temporal scales: from the modification of the temporal and quantitative availability of water resources for irrigation, drinking and energy purposes to the impacts on bio- and geo-diversity and ecosystems. The impacts on mountain landscape affect tourist attendance, hiking and mountaineering accessibility at high altitude. In this session the most recent studies on cryosphere variations and the impacts on hydrosphere will be discussed, analyzing the effects of the current climate change adaptation and mitigation measures on environmental and socio-economic resources.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Guglielmina Diolaiuti

Guglielmina Diolaiuti, University of Milan (Italy) – Glacier Research And Inventories On Alps
And HinduKhush-Karakorum-Himalaya

. Tobias Bolch, School of Geography and sustainable development, St Andrews, UK – The glaciers of the Third Pole (Hindukush, Himalaya, Karakorum): what trends and what are the projections for the future? Is there still a Karakorum anomaly?

Frank Paul, University of Zurigo – An accelerating and unstoppable reduction? What are the best methods to study such a rapid involution? Examples from the European Alps cadastre

Stephan Gruber, Carleton University (Canada) – Toward permafrost climate services for informing adaptation to permafrost thaw in mountains

– Massimo Frezzotti, University of Rome3 (Italy)

Davide Fugazza, University of Milan (Italy) – Glacier darkening and its effect on cryosphera collapse.
Un overview from the Alps to the Poles

Martin Beniston, University of Geneva (Switzerland) – Mountain water supply in a changing climate and the need for socio-economic adaptation.

Roberto Ambrosini, Università of Milan (Italy)

Daniel Viviroli, Zurich University (Switzerland) – Impacts of climate and global change on water resources in a highland-lowland context

Daniele Bocchiola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Panel Discussion

Day 1 - 2:00 pm - Parallel Sessions - SALA DEI GESSI

ECOSYSTEM, BIODIVERSITY AND MOUNTAIN PROTECTED AREAS AS OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPMENT

As reported by the IUCN- World Commission on Protected Areas, mountains and mountain communities will need to build
ecological resistance and resilience to cope with the current threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Protecting important sites for mountain biodiversity is vital for ensuring long term and sustainable use of mountain natural resources and to build resilience. Protected areas also play an important role for the local communities, driving economic activities toward the lens of sustainable development. Key experts from MPAs all over the world will discuss challenges and opportunities of an integrated approach to improve mountains heritage management strategies.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Andrea Lami

Andrea Lami, IRSA-CNR (Italy) – Ecosystem changes in mountain lake under climate and human pressure: the value of long term monitoring

Ashiq A. Khan, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Member, EvK2CNR Pakistan scientific representative & Muhammad Aurang Zaib EvK2CNR Pakistan – Pakistan: minimizing the negative impacts of climate change on mountain communities

 

Emanuele Farruggia, DGCS Asia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iternational Cooperation – Role of italian Cooperation for the Promotion of Protcted Mountain Areas

Luca Corlatti,  Senior Wildlife Ecologist at the Stelvio National Park (Italy) – Inter-Regional Policy For Natural Conservation

– Franco Mari, Mountain protected area management expert (Italy)

– Emmanuel Rocchia, Stelvio National Park (Italy)

Michele Freppaz, University of Torino DISAFA – Understanding mountain soils in a changing climate

Alton Byers, Director of Science and Exploration, The Mountain Institute (USA) – Climate change and glacier hazards in the high mountains

Eryuan Liang, Institute of Tibetan Plateau (Chinese Accademy of Science) ITP-CAS – Treeline shifts in the central Himalayas

Paolo Tizzani, DVM PhD MSc, Department of Veterinary Sciences University of Turin – The subtle link between livestock health, wildlife conservation and wealth of high altitude communities in Pakistan

Panel Discussion

Day 1 - 2:00 pm - Parallel Sessions - SALA CONFERENZE

CONNECTIVITY AND TRANSPORTATION: NEW DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

Improvements in road and transport networks are connecting numerous mountain communities to national, regional and global markets. In such areas environmental and health impacts of transport are higher than elsewhere. Therefore, it is fundamental to promote more sustainable connectivity and transportation solution in mountain regions. The main aim of this session is to exchange relevant best practices successfully experienced in those areas.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Marco Bocciolone, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 

Isabella Tovaglieri, MEPs, European Parliament – The look at the mountains of Europe

Marco Bussone, President of UNCEM (Italy) – Connecting Mountain People And Economical Activities

– Giancarlo Morandi, President of COBAT (Italy) – “Spirit” of recycling and mountain ecosystem policy

Andrea Gibelli, President FNM and President of ASSTRA (Italy) – Ecological Viability Between Hydrogen, Electric, And Sharing

–  Gianantonio Arnoldi, CEO of CAL (Italy) – The viability for the relaunch of tourism in the mountains

–  Pierluigi Coppola, Politecnico di Milano – Innovation and technology in Transport and Energy

Amrit Ratna Shakya, Member European Economic Chamber EEQ, Nepal; Chairman IEG EXPO Dubai (Nepal) – Sustainable Transportation A Challenge For Nepal 

Day 1 - 4:30 pm - Parallel Sessions - SALA DEI GESSI

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

(GREEN AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY, BUSINESS INNOVATION, DIGITALIZATION)

Circular economy is particularly important in mountain areas having exceptional primary resources and providing ecosystems services such as carbon sequestration, clean water, landscapes, and recreation. Maximizing the value of extracted resources and managing them sustainably is particularly important for maintaining a high quality of life in mountain territories. Moreover, digital eco-innovation can further drive the circular economy, as well as innovation to make digital products, hardware and infrastructures more sustainable. In this session the challenges and the opportunities deriving from green development strategies applied to mountain ecosystems will be discussed.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Efrem Ferrari

Efrem Ferrari, World Bank consultant for Pakistan and Afghanistan – The Disruptive Role Of Technology In Developing Countries

 

Massimiano Tellini Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

Giuseppe Vegas, former Italian vice-minister of economy, former president of CONSOB (Italy) – Advantages Of Green Economy On Financial Markets

Simone Molteni, Scientific Director of LifeGate (Italy) – Strategies for a Sustainable

 

Lorenzo Giussani, BU Generation and Trading A2A, (Italy) – The Role Of Green Energy To Face Climate Change In Mountains

Maria Teresa Melis, University of Cagliari (Italy) – Digital Mountains

– Luca Greggio, RT TIDALIS (Italia) – The role of drones for monitoring the mountain envoironment 

– Paolo Sdringola, ENEA (Italy) – Energy efficiency, sustainable and economic development in mountain regions

Day 1 - 4:30 pm - Parallel Sessions - SALA CONFERENZE

MOUNATINS OF EUROPE THE EUROPEAN STRATEGIES FOR THE ALPINE REGIONS

The Alpine area is one of the symbols of European Unity: a place of meeting and union but also a border capable of preserving cultural riches and singularities.
The economic, social and demographic differences present today in the various territories of the Alpine regions require the
adoption of shared governance strategies and cooperation tools between the various states of the macro-region.
This session intends to take stock of the actions, strategies and guidelines that the cooperation instruments adopted for the Alpine macro-region have produced and are producing.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Raffaele Cattaneo

Raffaele Cattaneo, Councilor for Environment and Climate of the Lombardy Region – European synergies for the environmental protection of the mountain regions of Europe

 

– Sumair Ahmad Syed, Secretary Forest, Wildlife and Environment Giglit-Baltistan (Pakistan)

 

Arno Kompatscher – President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano

– Mario Tonina Vice President of the Autonomous Province of Trento

Anna Giorgi, UNIMONT – University of Milan – The strategic sectors for developing an effective research and innovation system in the mountain regions of Europe

Rosalaura Romeo, Mountain Partnership Fao Secretariat (Italy)

 

Agostino da Polenza, EvK2Minoprio (Italy)

 

Day 2 - 9:00 am - Parallel Sessions - SALA DEI GESSI

MOUNTAIN WELL-BEING: A ONE HEALTH APPROACH FOR HIGH ALTITUDE COMMUNITIES TO IMPROVE SOCIAL WELFARE

Over the past two decades, dramatic consequences of destructive events, including global warming, earthquakes, avalanches, forest fires, landslides, floods and other disruptive hydrogeological processes have highlighted the vulnerability of mountain communities to disasters, particularly in low-income countries.
The COVID19 crisis is now revealing how vulnerabilities affecting different scales of community well-being have exposed
hundreds of millions of people to risks and disasters and have made improving risk reduction and implementation of
community resilience strategies more crucial than ever. An “Integrated Approach” could represent a strategy to face those
threats that will be analyzed during this session.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderator: Annalisa Cogo

Annalisa Cogo, Biomedical Sport Studies Center, University of Ferrara (Italy) – Breathing in the Mountain: Lights and Shadow

Giacomo Strapazzon, Vice head of institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine – The impact of COVID-19 on mountain communities

Buddha Basnyat, Medical Director at Nepal International Clinic – High altitude physiology and medicine

Filippo Boroli, resuscitator anesthetist, Aiut Alpin Dolomites Italy and Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland – Climate change and remote relief

Luana Giordano and Francesca Gaffuri, Plant Health Service Lombardy region (Italy) – Climate change and invasive organisms: the role of Plant Health Service

Bibiana Vilá, National University of Luján (Argentina) – The welfare of animals and people in the pastoral Andean space, challenges and opportunities in pandemic times

Alessandra Gaffuri, DVM, European Wildlife Diseases Association small grants committee – The Italian Alps as a case study for a one health perspective

Panel Discussion

giorno 2 - 9:00 - sessioni parallele - SALA CONFERENZE

”YOUTH4CLIMATE” AT HIGH SUMMIT

Una sessione speciale dedicata agli studenti coinvolti nella preparazione delle proposte progettuali ispirate dalle 8 sessioni tematiche della conferenza.
Il comitato scientifico della conferenza selezionerà le migliori proposte che saranno presentate dagli studenti durante l’High Summit COP26.

Day 2 - 9:00 am - Parallel Sessions

”YOUTH4CLIMATE” AT HIGH SUMMIT

A special session dedicated to the students involved in the preparation of project proposals inspired by 8 of the conference thematic sessions.
The Conference Scientific Committee will select the best proposals that will be presented by the students during the High Summit COP26 event.

VIDEO SESSION

Moderatore: Stefano Bocchi, University of Milano

 

Emmanuele Romanò, Melany Galbiati, Alessio Torturo, Riccardo Bracci, Matteo Ammonini, Mattia Cappellato, Studenti Fondazione Minoprio (Italy)

 

Federico Garbagnati, Simone Bartoli, Alice Bianchi, Amos Vittori, Giorgia Ragazzini, Studenti Fondazione Minoprio (Italy

 

Pietro Confalonieri, Giacomo Gatti, Elena Colzani, Iris Cazzaniga, Mathieu Mangiagalli Studenti Fondazione Minoprio (Italy)

 

Arianna Costa, Università of Milan (Italy)

Giacomo Campana, Unimont University of Milan (Italy) 

Niccolò Pirovano, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

 

Video and clousure  Fondazione Minoprio Students

 

giorno 2 - 11:15

CLOSING REMARKS

Agostino Da Polenza EvK2Minoprio (Italy)

Maurizio Gallo EvK2Minoprio (Italy)

Benedetto Della Vedova, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Stefania Proietti, Marconi University, Mayor of Assisi (Italy)

Javed Manwa, Minister Finance del Gilgit Baltistan (Pakistan)

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