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Production team Mariachiara Alberton, Eurac Research – Institute for Comparative Federalism Magnus Andresen, UN Environment Federica Cittadino, Eurac Research – Institute for Comparative Federalism Harald Egerer, UN Environment and the Carpathian Convention Uta Fritsch, Eurac Research – Institute for Earth Observation HelenaGötsch,EuracResearch–InstituteforRegionalDevelopment Christian Hoffmann, Eurac Research – Institute for Regional Development Jennifer Klemm, Eurac Research – Institute for Regional Development Alexander Mitrofanenko, UN Environment Eleonora Musco, Eurac Research – Research and Development Office, UN Environment and the Carpathian Convention Natalia Noellenburg, UN Environment Marcello Pettita, Eurac Research – Institute for Earth Observation Kathrin Renner, Eurac Research – Institute for Earth Observation Marc Zebisch, Eurac Research – Institute for Earth Observation
Contributors Henk Zingstra, Zingstra Water and EcosystemManagement Sandor Szalai, Szant István University Richard Muller, Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe Sabina Bokal, Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe
Filippo Montalbetti, UN Environment Larisa Semernya, UN Environment Zoltan Somogyi, Hungarian Forest Research Institute
With thanks to the National Focal points and the Working Group on Climate Change Adaptation of the Carpathian Convention as well as the European Environment Agency. Layout GRID-Arendal Cartography Nieves López Isquierdo
Front cover photo: Tatra Mountains, Slovakia Back cover photo: Piatra Craiului National Park, Romania
Recommended Citation Alberton, M.; Andresen, M.; Citadino, F.; Egerer, H.; Fritsch, U.; Götsch, H.; Hoffmann, C.; Klemm, J.; Mitrofanenko, A.; Musco, E.; Noellenburg, N.; Pettita, M.; Renner, K.; Zebisch, M. (2017). Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal and Eurac Research, Nairobi, Vienna, Arendal and Bolzano. www.unep.org, www.grida.no, www.eurac.edu
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