UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization


Natural Sciences

Global Change in Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE)

A world-wide network to study global change processes in mountains has been set up since October 2003. Based on the experience of over 20 mountain biosphere reserve managers and the expertise of over 300 scientists from all continents, a Research Strategy has been worked out to:

  • detect signals of global change in mountains
  • identify the consequences of global change
  • suggest responses at local and regional scales

Funded by the European Commission and sponsored by UNESCO-MAB in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative and the University of Vienna (Austria), the GLOCHAMORE Project worked on the main axes of causality that trigger global and climate change in mountain biosphere reserves.

As a result of five international GLOCHAMORE workshops and one Open Science Conference held in Perth (Scotland, United Kingdom, 2-6 October 2005), the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy was elaborated. It recommends specific actions to detect and monitor signals of global and climate change in mountain biosphere reserves the world over.

At the International Open Science Conference in Perth, participants adopted the Perth Declaration expressing the interest of scientists and biosphere reserve managers to collaborate on issues related to global and climate change in mountains.

Participating scientists and managers of the following mountain biosphere reserves (BRs):


Workshop Proceedings:

UNESCO continues the work started under the GLOCHAMORE Project in the follow-up project GLOCHAMOST.

  • Start Date: 01-10-2003   End Date: 04-11-2008
Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific