Regional Research Agenda

Following the example of its counterpart in the Carpathians (Science for the Carpathians, S4C) as well as at the global level (Glochamore) one of the main priority activities of the SNC-mt is development of a Regional Research Agenda. The purpose of this activity is to establish a collaborative process for identifying the current state of knowledge in core issue areas related to sustainable mountain development in the Caucasus region, key challenges and opportunities, and priority gaps for scientific research and development. 

The elaboration of the Caucasus Regional Research agenda became possible through 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.

In order to support the approval of the Regional Research Agenda and to initiate a dialog with stakeholders, the second Caucasus Mountain Forum will be devoted to the discussion of the RRA chapters. 

The Chapters of the Research Agenda are as follows:

B1. Climate Change

B2. Biodiversity

B3. Forest Resources

B4. Water Resources

B5. Land Use

B6. Natural Hazards

B7. Population and Cultural Diversity

B8. Tourism and Recreation

B9. Socio-economic Development and Planning

B10. Mountain Cryosphere

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Designations employed in the Caucasus Research Agenda do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of authors concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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