Shangri-La workshop 2009: workshop synthesis - final report uri icon


  • Shangri-La workshop on â??Sustainable Land Management in the Highlands of Asiaâ?�The Shangri-La workshop explored ongoing research and practical initiatives addressing issues of land-use and land degradation from environmental changes in the highlands.The workshop reflected on some of the state of art of research findings in soil and water conservation, degradation and desertification, physical and social vulnerability, livelihoods and environmental services locally and regionally in the highlands of Asia and the adjacent lowlands. The workshop aimed to exploreissues of sustainable land management at present and in future under the impact of various global changes (and in particular climate change) across many levels â?? from village and watersheds to transbasin and global.The workshop brought together about 66 participants comprising scientists, practitioners, researchers, representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), and students from more than 19 countries and 40 organizations for five days to share and discuss practical experiences and research findings from the highlands of Asia

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  • 2009