Addis Abeba 2002
The United Nations has proclaimed 2002 as the International Year of Mountains (IYM) to increase international awareness of the global importance of mountain ecosystems. In this frame, the IAG International Symposium on ‘Climate Changes, Active Tectonics and Related Geomorphic Effects in High Mountain Belts and Plateaux‘ was a tools to understand the triggering factors and the evolution of extreme natural events due to climate variability and seismic/volcanic phenomena, in order to assess and mitigate natural hazards.
Conference was co-sponsored by INQUA Commission on Neotectonics W.G. ‘Mountain Building’, Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology and Belgian Association of Geomorphologists.