Kruhlov I., Prots B. (eds), 2014. Local Responses to Global Challenges: Proceedingsof Forum Carpaticum 2014. Ukrayinskyy Bestseler, Lviv. 120 pp.
More than 100 international scientists and practitioners met in Lviv, Ukraine at the 3rd Forum Carpaticum (Forum Carpaticum 2014) on September 16-18, 2014 to discuss the issues important not only for researchers, but also for other people living in, and dealing with, the mountains. The event was organised by the network Science for the Carpathians (S4C, http://carpathianscience.org), which acts as a strategic partner of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (http://www.carpathianconvention.org).
The 3rd Forum Carpaticum in Lviv aimed to explore ways to address global challenges in the local and regional context. The main themes of the 3rd Forum Carpaticum (FC2014) conference in Lviv, Ukraine were related, but not limited, to the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Horizon 2020 Programme, focusing on major challenges affecting the Carpathian ecoregion:1. Ecosystem services and land use change (e.g., rational utilization of mountain resources, role of mountain communities in regulating access to various ecosystem services),2. Climate change, water and extreme events/hazards (e.g., problems of ood protection, water availability and use under changing climatic conditions),3. Natural and cultural heritage (e.g., assessment, monitoringand forecasting changes in complex and valuable Carpathian landscapes),4. Smart mountains (e.g., mountain areas and technology development, or interrelations between rural mountain areas and urban centres in and outside the Carpathians).
This publication contains selected extended abstracts of the presentations made at the Forum Carpaticum 2014 (3rd Forum Carpaticum. The 21 abstracts are divided into four sections: (1) Sustainable Governance, (2) Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Forest Management, (3) Land Cover and Climate Change, and (4) Stream Channel Processes.
The publication will be useful for the scientists, authorities, NGOs and general public interested in sustainable development, environmental management and transboundary cooperation of the Carpathian ecoregion.