The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) received over 345 photos from 57 countries for the #MountainsMatter photo contest, which asked people to capture the diversity of mountain culture in pictures. Organized in the run-up to International Mountain Day on 11 December, the aim of...
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Energy-efficient stoves, solar cookers and solar lanterns will improve the lives of mountain inhabitants in the upper part of the Bartang Valley, Tajikistan. Twenty of the most vulnerable families, about 140 people, in the mountain villages of Savnob and Roshorv in the Bartang Valley received sets of clean energy equipment....
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As the implementation of the Paris Agreement was being discussed in Marrakech, Morocco, mountain governments, institutions and NGOs reviewed the needs and mechanisms for addressing the impacts of climate change in mountains globally. Organized within the framework of the Mountain Partnership, the official side event “The impact of climate change...
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The National Mountain Committee of Argentina has issued the 13th edition of its digital newsletter, which announces the formalization of the Regional Committee for Sustainable Mountain Development in Mendoza. Following the 77th Meeting of the Committee for Sustainable Development of Argentina’s Mountainous Regions on 5-6 October 2016 in San Rafael,...
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The 2016 World Mountain Forum (WMF) provided a platform to discuss sustainable mountain development (SMD) in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WMF 2016 resulted in a Mbale Call for Scaling Up Action, themed 'Don’t leave the mountains behind,' which...
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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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06.12.2016

Mountains to be featured at CBD COP 13

Mountains to be featured at CBD COP 13

Mountain Partnership (MP) members and other institutions are organizing side events and exhibitions to highlight mountains during the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) on 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. Half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are concentrated in...

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29.11.2016

First Mountain Partnership Products on sale

First Mountain Partnership Products on sale

The first products with the Mountain Partnership Products label are on sale in the brand shop at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Currently available are handmade silk and felt scarves from two different groups of Kyrgyz mountain women as well as...

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