Actualités 2021

Geneva Cryosphere Hub : From Climate Science to Ambition (November 1-12)

During the 26th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26, the University of Geneva is hosting the Geneva Cryosphere Hub from November 1 to 12. Connected to the pavilion in Glasgow dedicated to the cryosphere, the platform will highlight the work carried out by researchers from several Swiss universities and institutes. It will also facilitate the dialogue between scientists, decision-makers, international organizations and civil society representatives. The Geneva Cryosphere Hub is a virtual and physical space, hosting exhibitions, immersive experiences, cultural events, conferences, and webinars, all available at or at the University of Geneva Uni Mail.

The University of Geneva and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs are pleased to invite you to two duplex round tables with Glasgow, followed by a networking aperitif, on November 1 and 8 at Uni Mail.

November 1 | 5:15 p.m. CET
A world without glaciers : How can scientists contribute to enhancing climate ambition, in Switzerland and beyond ?
Glaciers, snow cover and permafrost are disappearing all over the world as a result of global warming. Faced with this emergency, scientists are working to improve the physical science underpinning past, present and future climate change, thus contributing to an ever-strengthening understanding of how the climate system works, and how it is changing in response to human activity. On the basis of the most recent IPCC findings (focus on Working Group 1) presented by the keynote speakers, the panelists will discuss how to raise the ambition level for achieving COP26's tangible outcomes.
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November 8 | 5:15 p.m. CET
A fragile future : Can mountain communities adapt to climate change ?
Climate change threatens the vast high latitude and high altitude cold regions of the world that provide freshwater to over half of humanity. What impacts of climate change on the cryosphere have already been experienced in Latin America, Central Asia and the Andes ? What risks will these regions be exposed to ? After addressing these questions, the panelists will explore adaptation solutions and experiences, especially in mountain areas, with a focus on developing countries.
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In accordance with current health regulations, access to events will be restricted to people with a COVID certificate.

4 novembre 2021
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