The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN system’s authoritative global voice on weather, climate, and water, is taking the lead in addressing these challenges in collaboration with partners. The High Mountain Summit (29-31 October 2019) will identify priority actions on policy, science, observations, and services, addressing the effects of climate changes observed in high mountain cryosphere, and their impacts on downstream ecosystems, communities, and water resources. The Summit follows the release of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), which includes a dedicated chapter on high mountain areas. The Summit will be followed by the Santiago Climate Change Conference, featuring the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC and meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, from 2-13 December 2019.
By WMO. 2019.