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The Adaptation at Altitude Knowledge Network

A global community of practice to support and encourage communication and engagement between stakeholders working on climate change adaptation in mountains. Click to find out more about ongoing and upcoming work, or join one of our meetings!
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Mountains feature some of the clearest indications of climate change: rising temperatures, melting glaciers and changing precipitation patterns are disrupting water flows and affecting ecosystems, creating and worsening natural hazards and threatening livelihoods and communities both within the mountains and downstream.

The Adaptation at Altitude programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), seeks to support mountain communities and those working with them by improving the knowledge of appropriate climate change adaptation strategies in the mountains, and transferring that knowledge through science–policy platforms to inform decision-making in national, regional and global policy processes.

One way we are doing this is through the development ofan online Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) Knowledge Network. Based on the theory of a community of practice, the A@A Knowledge Network aims to support and encourage communication and engagement between stakeholders working on climate change adaptation in mountains.

The A@A Knowledge Network is a global community through which we can share experiences and knowledge on adaptation in the mountains and collaborate to accelerate the uptake of innovative solutions. To get involved see about our upcoming meetings and events below!

Upcoming Meetings and Events

A@A Knowledge Network Meeting: What does 2024 hold for mountains and how can you get involved?

April 30th 13:00-14:00 (BST)

Join us for the first Adaptation at Altitude Knowledge Network Meeting of 2024 for a series of “speed talks” that share information about upcoming mountain-related events and opportunities for the mountain community to get involved! This will be followed by a short Q&A session. For more information and to register for the event please visit the event page.

Previous Meetings and Events

To read about what the A@A Knowledge Network has been up to, please see our meeting and event summaries below:


To stay informed about future activities and updates, keep an eye on our ‘Climate Change Adaptation in Mountains’ discussion space by registering to weADAPT and subscribing to the theme!

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