ID52: Pathways towards nature-based adaptation and transformation in mountains


  • Full Title

    Facing uncertain futures in mountain landscapes: Pathways towards nature-based adaptation to climate change and transformation

  • Scheduled

    Tuesday, 2022-09-13
    13:30 - 15:00

  • Co-Conveners

    Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and Bruno Locatelli

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop


  • Keywords

    nature-based solutions, transformation, adaptation, ecosystem services, nature's contributions to people, path dependencies


Uncertain, novel changes to mountain social-ecological systems caused by climate change mean that we can no longer assume the ecosystems and ecosystem services that support livelihoods and contribute to individual and collective wellbeing will be supplied in the same way in the future. The adaptation of socio-ecological systems to these changes requires not only reactive actions, but a deliberate transformation, and a reframing of the relationship between people and nature. This session focuses on transformative adaptation of mountain social-ecological systems under climate change, particularly with regards to nature-based solutions, and the path dependencies and trade-offs that occur along these transformation pathways.

We welcome contributions tackling questions such as:

(1) What is the role of ecosystem services or Nature's Contributions to People in adaptation to climate change in mountains?

(2) Which key characteristics of mountain socio-ecological systems help pave the way for adaptation and transformation options?

(3) What are the main path dependencies that limit future adaptation and transformation options?

(4) What datasets and modelling approaches can help us understand transformation pathways?

Registered Abstracts

ID53: Policy-relevant mountain biodiversity monitoring
ID50: Past, Recent and Future Changes in Mountain Transhumance