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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A new global alliance of mountain protected areas, the Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA), was announced at the sixth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, on 13 November 2014. Open to organizations that work in mountain protected areas around the...
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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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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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The Mountain Partnership Central Asia Hub organized for the Amanovs, a family of farmers, to visit the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) office in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, where they met FAO Representative DorjeeKinlay. The farmers were accompanied by Elbegzaya Batjargal, Regional Coordinator of Mountain Partnership Central...
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28.11.2014

Harmonizing protection and development of the Alps

Harmonizing protection and development of the Alps

The Italian State Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, Barbara Degani, presided over the XIII. Alpine Conference where ministers and high representatives from Alpine Countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland) the European Union as well as representatives from Observer...

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27.11.2014

Mountain Societies Research Institute job opening

Mountain Societies Research Institute job opening

The Mountain Societies Research Institute of the University of Central Asia (UCA) is seeking a Director. The new Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) director will work with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and be involved in shaping and delivering the Earth and Environmental sciences programme in addition to...

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