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Chronicles of a Changing Climate

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Bra, Italy

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September 17th at 11:30 in your time zone

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The vulnerability of highlands to climate change is undeniable. These changes have a noticeable impact on nature, mountain communities, and consequently, the economy.

Dry springs, increasingly hot summers, more intense and concentrated rainfall, dry winters, and scarce snowfall… These are all events that herders and farmers are already grappling with today, events that increasingly influence the lives and choices of those working in the area. Alpine pastures are likely the ecosystems most sensitive to the effects of climate change and human pressures.

In the past summers, water has even arrived at alpine pastures through tanker trucks. The grasses in the pastures are changing and giving way to more woody plants, which are less suitable for animal feed. The alternation between drought and excessive rainfall is compromising the production of mountain honey.

In this scenario, how can we ensure a future for herding and other mountain activities that contribute significantly to the balance of the ecosystem?


  • Mauro Bassignana, Director of Experimentation at the Institut Agricole Régional, Aosta
  • Andrea Catorci, Ecologist, Head of the Sustainable Environment and Resource Management Degree Program, University of Camerino
  • Paola Scocco, Professor at the School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino
  • Aud Slettehaug, Slow Food Presidia for artisanal geitost from the Sogne Fjord and pultost from the counties of Hedmark and Oppland, Norway
  • Sara Burbi, Researcher at the Center for Plant Sciences, Agroecology Group, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Moderator: Federico Varazi, vicepresident of Slow Food Italy

The events are free and open to all. To participate, online registration is appreciated (simply click the “Register” button and provide your email). 

Cheese 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the City of Bra from September 15-18. See you there! #Cheese2023

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
Bra - Casa della Biodiversità,
Via Guglielmo Marconi, 16 – Cortile delle scuole Maschili - Bra (Italy)
GPS: 44.6970445, 7.8519394

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