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.

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...

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...

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...

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11.07.2014

Himalayan environment magazine launched

Himalayan environment magazine launched

The Society for Conserving Planet and Life (COPAL), an NGO based in India, launched Eco Whisper, an environmental magazine, on World Environment Day (5 June 2014) to spur responsible thinking and understanding about the environment. The 40-page publication, ‘a whispering voice of those who think, love, act and...

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10.07.2014

Mountain development course starts in Italy

Mountain development course starts in Italy

Around 25 development researchers and practitioners have gathered for the seventh session of International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) in Ormea, Italy, on 8-18 July 2014. This year the annual course is called: Promoting Sustainable Farming in Mountain Regions to coincide with the...

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04.07.2014

Cleaning up the mountains in Spain

Cleaning up the mountains in Spain

Mountain Wilderness will take part in a cleaning day called ‘Gredos Limpio’, which is organized by a citizens’ collective in the Sierra de Gredos in Central Spain. This initiative, supported by the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, will be held on 4 October 2014, before the first snow...

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