Through concrete examples from three continents — the Tarim Basin, the northern Andes and the Alps — this COP26 side event explored the direct and indirect consequences of glacier loss, needed emissions reductions to prevent or minimize this outcome, ways to adapt, and levels at which adaptation may not be feasible. Main Presenters include Dr. Bethan Davies, Royal Holloway; Dr. Georg Kaser, IPCC, Professor Emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Dr. Regine Hock, IPCC, University of Oslo, University of Alaska; and Dr. Christian Huggel, IPCC; ETH University of Zürich.