Adamello, 19th July 2019 – “Climbing for Climate – CFC”: Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Delegates of Italian Universities climb to three thousand meters of altitude on the Adamello Glacier – symbol of the damage caused to our Planet by climate change – to sign the “Adamello Charter”.
The event was promoted by the Research and Documentation Center for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and by the University of Brescia, in the framework of the Network of Universities for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Italian Alpine Club and the Italian Glaciological Committee. The initiative aims to raise public awareness regarding the effects that current climate changes have on the territory.
The Adamello Glacier is therefore a symbolic place, which allows us to address a wide-ranging topic. In fact, based on mathematical models developed by researchers at the University of Brescia, the glacier – the largest in Italy – will disappear by the end of the century.
UNIMONT, centre of excellence of the University of Milan exclusively dedicated to mountain issues and situated in Edolo (BS), participated in the initiative and was represented by Anna Giorgi – coordinator of the Research Center for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas part of the UNIMONT Centre. This Research Centre, which has always been active in the study and experimentation of sustainable development and management models for mountain areas, signed the “Adamello Charter”: a declaration that commits participating institutions to work with society to fight global warming through student education, promotion of research aimed at sustainable development and public awareness.
The dynamics in progress in the Italian and European mountains – both of an environmental and an economic nature – are at the centre of the educational activity that takes place at the UNIMONT Campus with the Undergraduate Course in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas and the research activity of the Ge.S.Di.Mont. Centre which, through an interdisciplinary approach and through the collaboration of seven departments of the University of Milan, deals with agri-environmental, economic and social issues. Youth and innovation are the pillars on which the UNIMONT experience has developed successfully over the years.