Regional Research Agenda


The Regional Research Agenda is a document that will improve regional research cooperation for sustainable development of the Caucasus mountain region. Elaborating the Agenda is part of the project “Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus)” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation under the SCOPES Program.

The Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) closing session was dedicated to a plenary discussion of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda, with the involvement of representatives of government, practitioners and scientists from the Caucasus, Carpathians and Alpine regions, while thematic chapters were discussed during relevant thematic sessions and workshops of the Forum. Participants of the CMF were invited to contribute their ideas on the process toward finalizing the Regional Research Agenda and it’s content, i.e. thematic chapters.

The second draft of thematic chapters the Regional Research Agenda will be available soon. The Chapters of the Research Agenda are as follows:

B1. Climate Change

B2. Biodiversity

B3. Forest Resources

B4. Water Resources

B5. Land Use

B8. Natural Hazards

B9. Population and Culture

B10. Tourism and Recreation

B11. Socio-economic Development and Planning