The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. The partnership addresses the challenges that mountain regions are facing by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, in...
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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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Destinations for skiing, climbing, hiking, taking in beautiful landscapes, discovering new cultures and exploring the past, mountains attract tourists for a multitude of reasons. Roughly 15 to 20 percent of total tourist flows visit mountains, according to a recent Mountain Partnership publication called “Tourism in Mountain Regions – Hopes, Fears...
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Mountains and water will be the focus of a large exhibition and event space at the 20th session of the Conference of Parties (COP20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, on 1-12 December 2014. Mountains and water are one of five topics...
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Ev-K2-CNR and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat will launch a Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA), which is open to Mountain Partnership members who would like to participate. The Federation will use an online tool that aims to support mountain protected areas around the world by facilitating the flow of...
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21.11.2014

Meeting adds momentum to Nepal mountain agenda

Meeting adds momentum to Nepal mountain agenda

Urgent action must be taken to address climate change in Nepal’s mountain areas, deemed a conference in Rara, Nepal, on 30-31 October 2014. More than 200 government officials, civil society actors, members of the scientific community, advocacy groups and local communities put forward the ‘Rara Declaration’, propelling the mountain agenda...

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20.11.2014

Advocating for Mont Blanc

Advocating for Mont Blanc

For more than 20 years, ProMONT-BLANC,  a  tri-national umbrella non-governmental organization (NGO),  has been urging international protection status for the highest mountain massif in the European Alps and in the European Union. Though Mont Blanc has been inscribed on the tentative lists of both France and Italy for...

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