Mountains and Climate Change: A Global Concern

Whether we live at sea level or higher, we are connected to mountains and affected by them in more ways than we can imagine. Mountains provide most of the world's freshwater, harbour a rich variety of plants and animals, and are home to one in ten people. Yet, each day, environmental degradation, the consequences of climate change, exploitative mining, armed conflict, poverty and hunger threaten the extraordinary web of life that the mountains support. Find out more in this video, which explains how mountains are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Click also for versions in French, Spanish and...

The Mountain Partnership

The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world. The partnership addresses the challenges facing mountain regions by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, from and between one another, in order to stimulate concrete initiatives at all levels that will ensure improved quality of life and environments in the world’s mountain regions. Currently, 51 governments, 16 intergovernmental organizations and 145 major groups (including groups from civil society, NGOs and the private sector) are members. Find out more...

Mountain Partnership now on Facebook

The Mountain Partnership now has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mountainpartnership. We'll be posting with the latest activities of Mountain Partnership members and with news from the world of sustainable mountain development as well as with publications, photos, facts and more.Please follow the page and feel free to share, comment and post news and photos.

Summary report of the 4th Global Meeting

The 4th Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (MP) took place at the Xanadu Snow White Hotel in Erzurum, Turkey from 17-19 September 2013. On 20 September participants went on a field trip to Uzundere, Ulubağ plateau and waterfall. During the meeting, participants addressed: the new Mountain Partnership Strategy and Governance; mountains in Rio+20 and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the Mountain Forum knowledge platform for sustainable mountain development; regional coordination mechanisms; and the selection of the Steering Committee. Thematic working groups considered how to put the Mountain Partnership into practice. Parallel regional meetings, Partnership Fairs...

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20.08.2014

Food security in a changing climate

Food security in a changing climate

Partners of a joint project tackling issues related to climate change adaptation, food security and gender issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayas shared insights with Norwegian government officials, community leaders and the public in a half-day seminar during Arendalsuka on 14 August 2014 in Arendal, Norway.

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19.08.2014

Afghan mountain eco-tourism training seen in Italy

Afghan mountain eco-tourism training seen in Italy

A conference and documentary screening on eco-tourism training sessions held in the mountains in Afghanistan took place in Popoli, Italy, on 18 July 2014. The event was co-organized by Mountain Wilderness, which has taken part in eco-friendly tourism training activities in the Wakhan area of the Hindu Kush...

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07.08.2014

Celebrating International Mountain Day this year?

Celebrating International Mountain Day this year?

This year on 11 December, the annual celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) will highlight the valuable contributions of mountain family farming to livelihoods. IMD will be one of the concluding events of the International Year of Family Farming, as 2014 was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United...

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