The Summit seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
- Leverage the influence of all attendees for an integrated approach across policy frameworks, for the necessary level of attention and resources and for priority action and investments addressing impacts of climate change in high mountains.
- Identify practical steps for strengthening the capacity for the provision of hydrological, meteorological, climate and prediction services, for optimizing and enhancing cryosphere and high mountain observations and access to data, and for advancing the scientific research to bridge the information gaps.
- Identify roadmaps for climate risk and early warning systems for mountain-specific threats, focusing on regional transboundary scales, extreme events, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), avalanches, permafrost thawing related risks, foehn type wind (storms), air pollution, and others.
- Promote closer and iterative links between science and policy at all levels of governance, ensuring science-based input to policy development and long-term adaptation strategies.