International Mountain Forum


Mountains account for more than 25% of the global land area and are rich in global water resources, biological resources, mineral resources, hydropower resources, drugs, and fuel resources. About 15% of the worlds population lives in mountainous areas, and more than 50% of the population depends on mountainous areas for survival and life. Mountains are the resource guarantee area and strategic high ground for global sustainable development and green high-quality development. To further raise public awareness of the importance of mountains for biodiversity conservation, highlight the necessity of the sustainable development perspective in mountainous regions, actively explore major bottlenecks  in the modernization of mountainous areas, propose scientific solutions and key technologies for problem-solving, strengthen the construction of a scientific and technological achievement application, demonstration, and promotion system in mountainous regions,continuously enhance the capacity and benefits of transferring and transforming scientific and technological achievements, and contribute to the creation of safe, resilient, green, and sustainable mountainous areas. Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS is organizing the "International Mountain Forum" in Chengdu from November 11-15, 2024.


Reducing environmental risks in mountainous areas, ensuring green development in mountainous regions.


2.1 Mountain hazards and risk management

Topic 1: Detection of developmental patterns and information of mountain hazards

Topic 2: Dynamic processes and mechanisms of mountain hazards

Topic 3: Risk prediction, prediction, and early warning of mountain hazards

Topic 4: Integrated prevention and control of mountain hazards and engineering safety

Topic 5: Risk management of mountain hazards and resilient society


2.2 Mountain ecosystems in the changing world: from observations to modelling

Topic 1:  Mountain ecological processes and the response to global change

Topic 2:  Mountain ecosystem structures, functions and services

Topic 3: Hydrological-Biogeochemcial processes at the Mountainous multiple scales

Topic 4: Carbon sources and sinks of mountain ecosystems: from regional to global scales


2.3 Digital Mountain and Future

Topic 1: Integration, Assimilation, Digging and Visualization of mountain spatio-temporal information

Topic 2: Digital mountain model for integrative studies on the interrelations between mountain environments, geohazards, and mountain developments

Topic 3: The effective use of remote sensing, GIS, and surface models in mountainous processes

Topic 4: Digital mountain future driven by big data and artificial intelligence


2.4 National Science-Policy DialogueStrengthening Climate Science and Policy Interface to tackle climate change-related water, food, and biodiversity challenges in the Third Pole Region

Topic 1:Climate change impacts on water, food, and biodiversity in mountainous areas

Topic 2:Policy landscape, enablers, and barriers to addressing climate impacts and risks

Topic 3:Bridging science and policy to strengthen informed policy action on climate challenges in mountainous areas


2.5 Graduate student sub-forum

Topic 1: Mountain earth surface processes and disaster prevention

Topic 2: Ecological Environment and green development in mountain area


2.6 20th Anniversary Celebration of Journal of Mountain Science


Date: 11-15 November, 2024

Venue: Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences Address: No.189, QunXianNan Street, Tian Fu New Area, Chengdu, Sichuan P.R. China



2024/09/20, Abstract Submission Deadline

2024/09/30, Abstract Acceptance Notification

2024/10/15, Regular Registration Deadline


Chinese Academy of Sciences

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentICIMOD

Mountain Partnership

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)


Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Committee on ICIMOD


The secretariat of Chinese Committee on ICIMOD

State Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Engineering ResilienceInstitute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences, CAS


Branch of Mountain Sustainable Development, Kathmandu Center for Research and Education

Journal of Mountain Science

University of CAS

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS          

Lanzhou University

Tibetan Academy of Agriculture and Animal Sciences

International Science & Technology Cooperation Platform for Mountain Disaster Prevention

South Asia Institute for International Scientific & Technological Cooperation, Sichuan Province




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