The objective of this workshop is to deliver a synthetic overview of how mountain LTSER currently support global policy agendas and UN conventions and how their contribution could be improved and strengthened in the future. Specific questions are:
- what knowledge, data, and information needs do policy agendas and UN conventions have?
- what needs are currently addressed with existing mountain LTSER data?
- are LTSER programs in mountains sufficiently multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary to relate processes spanning across multiple spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, socioeconomic sphere) and to ultimately inform policy agendas?
- how could the LTSER and policy communities benefit more or better from each other?
The selected agendas, conventions, and frameworks include the UN 2030 agenda, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as well as the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) and the Group on Earth Observations Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments (GEO GNOME).