The Embassy of Italy in Israel and the Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv have organised a series of online scientific meetings in partnership with The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (a faculty of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev), centred on the relationship between man and mountain, called “So Harsh, So Fragile: Exploring the Relationship among Man, Mountain and Dryland”.
At the photographic exhibition “Italian Routes. The Italian Mountains, Climate Change and Mountaineering”, Italian and Israeli researchers describe the impact of climate change on ecosystems and on mountain and desert region peoples.
The first meeting, “Glaciers and arid areas. The impact of climate change”, will be held on the WebEx platform today, 19 January (3:00 pm) and will be moderated by Stefano Ventura, the Embassy of Italy’s Science Attaché. The meeting will feature three presentations: “Are glaciers the water reservoirs of our planet? Predictions on the impact of retreating glaciers in Europe and on Asia’s high mountain ranges”, by Guglielmina Diolaiuti and Davide Fugazza (Department of Science and Environmental Policies, Università Statale, Milan); “Ancient techniques for solving future problems”, by Pedro Berliner (FAAB-BIDR-Ben Gurion University of the Negev); “Anthropocentric or biocentric?”, by physician and mountaineer Paola Virginia Gigliotti.
Click here to take part in the webinar.