MOUNTAINS 2018 will take place on 10 to 14 December 2018, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It will comprise two events: the III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Environments, and the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions. Guided field trips to the region’s mountains will take place on 12 December 2018.
III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Environments
Experiences and challenges for sustainable public policies
Goal: To promote debate and analysis of the strategic importance of mountain ambiances and priorities for public policies - including public policies, food and water security - aimed at improving integrated management of mountain territories in a context of climate change, with a special focus on Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.
II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions
Connecting science to practice
Goal: To share innovative experiences of mountain scientific knowledge, and promote debate on new directions and on how research can contribute to practice.
About Nova Friburgo
Nova Friburgo resulted from the first non-Portuguese official colonization of Brazil. In 2017, Nova Friburgo received the official title of "Brazilian Switzerland", as it preserves many of the traditions of this European country. Mountains 2018 will be part of the official celebrations of 200 years of colonization of Nova Friburgo by Swiss people.
Nova Friburgo is 140 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The highest point of the municipality is the “Pico Maior de Friburgo” (altitude 2,366 meters), the highest point of the “Serra do Mar” mountain range. Nova Friburgo has a tropical climate. Due to its altitude, it has cool and dry winters and pleasant and humid summers.
Registration on the Website: http:/mountainsbr.com
Timeframe for the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: 13th and 14th December2018
January 31st 2018 – Deadline for submission of proposals for symposia
March 3rd 2018 - Announcement of results of the proposals for symposia
May 31st 2018 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
June 30th 2018 – Announcement of acceptance of abstracts