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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Classes commenced on 5 September 2016 for the first group of undergraduate students to attend the University of Central Asia (UCA) Naryn campus in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Naryn campus is one of three UCA campuses, each located in a remote mountainous area of Central Asia. The 71 students beginning...
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A study published in Cryosphere earlier this year has found that the largest glacier on Mount Kenya, the Lewis Glacier, is melting because of decreasing atmospheric moisture rather than increasing temperatures. In the tropical climate of East Africa, glaciers are an unexpected, yet vitally important part of the ecosystem. Since...
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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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Sardari, Helmat and Taobat are the last three villages in the upper Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan known for their pristine, moist temperate forests and alpine pastures. In an interview on 24 August 2016 about the impacts of climate change in the valley, Abdul Rehman, a teacher at Government...
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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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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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27.09.2016

Mainstreaming mountains in development policy

Mainstreaming mountains in development policy

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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26.09.2016

Ecological projects on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Ecological projects on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

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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