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Climbing For Climate - A climb to the Adamello Glacier in order to sign the “Adamello Charter” | July 19/20

A climb to the Adamello Glacier in order to sign the “Adamello Charter”, which commits Italian Universities, the Italian Alpine Club, the Italian Glaciological Committee and the other institutions involved. The aim is to fight global warming, training students, raising public awareness and promoting researching with the goal of fostering the sustainable development of our planet and support the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.


Why CFC on the Adamello Glacier?

CFC stands for chlorofluorocarbon, chemical compounds that contain chlorine, fluorine and carbon. They are partially responsible for ozone layer depletion in the stratospheric and have a high greenhouse effect: that’s why they have been banned from the industrial production, in line with the 1987 Montreal Protocol. That was the first time countries worldwide agreed on defending Earth’s climate.

The Adamello Glacier, 15 km2 in size, is the largest Italian glacier and several researchers think that it would not survive the end of the century because of the global warming. It is a symbol of the urgency to mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

More generally, that recalls us the need of a genuinely sustainable development, which allows to “satisfy the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission, 1987). 


Friday 19 July
  • Ascent on foot from Passo Presena to the Rifugio ai Caduti dell’Adamello
  • 4 p.m. Press Conference at Rifugio ai Caduti dell’Adamello (3040 m asl)
  • 5 p.m. Signing of the “Adamello Charter”
  • 5:30 p.m. Seminar on the topic “Glaciers, sentinels of the climate change”
Saturday 20 July
  • Excursion on the Adamello Glacier



The CFC - Climbing for Climate event is organised by CRA2030 – University Research and Documentation Centre for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the University of Brescia, in collaboration with Italian Alpine Club –Brescia Section and RUS – Italian University Network for Sustainable Development.

Thursday, July 18, 2019