The 2016 edition of Alpine Week (AlpWeek) "Alps and People" will focus on the manifold aspects of the relationship between the Alps and the people who live, work and recreate there. AlpWeek is an international event dedicated to new and promising prospects of sustainable development in the Alps. It is...
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Adrian Ward, focal point of the University of Queensland’s CarbonLab is sharing his recently completed doctoral thesis revealing the economic value of carbon dioxide sequestered by mountain grasslands and shrublands is between USD 1.24 billion and 11.8 billion per annum, in climate regulation terms. His thesis, “The extent and...
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In 2016, Plateau Perspectives (PP) has been implementing several ecological projects in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, China. These projects - including environmental conservation, monitoring rare species such as the snow leopard and supervising changes of lakes and glaciers on the plateau - have helped to raise awareness...
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The Albertine Rift Conservation Society’s (ARCOS) Small Grants Programme aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African mountains. Please note that for this round...
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The Central Asia Regional Consultation Meeting was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 20 September 2016 to discuss “Evidence-based decision making: policy and practice interaction on integration of mountain concerns into development processes. Central Asia regional experience sharing”. The day-long policy dialogue showcased good practices and experiences from the regional countries...
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Of the 163 countries that submitted national climate change plans to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 48 referred to mountains. Prior to their 21st session which was held in Paris, France, in December 2015, 29 percent of UNFCCC Country Parties specifically mentioned mountains in their Intended...
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03.10.2016
X European Mountain Convention

X European Mountain Convention

Bragança, Portugal
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05.10.2016
International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

Bragança, Portugal
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05.10.2016
Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Idaho, United States
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11.10.2016
AlpWeek 2016

AlpWeek 2016

Grassau, Germany
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16.10.2016
World Food Day

World Food Day

Global
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17.10.2016
MtnClim 2016

MtnClim 2016

Leavenworth, Washington, USA
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29.09.2016

Quality mountain products at Slow Food forum

Quality mountain products at Slow Food forum

An initiative to promote mountain products and empower small-holder mountain producers in developing countries was presented at the international Slow Food Forum "Terra Madre Salone del Gusto" in Turin, Italy on Saturday, 24 September. During the session "Living in the Mountains", mountain producers, Mountain Partnership (MP) members from Bolivia,...

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28.09.2016

Funding opportunity for mountains in Africa

Funding opportunity for mountains in Africa

The Albertine Rift Conservation Society’s (ARCOS) Small Grants Programme aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African mountains. Please note that for this round...

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