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...

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...

Georgia conference envisions stronger mountain laws

The Mountain Regions Development Conference in Kazbegi, Georgia, is developing a conceptual vision that will be submitted to the Commission for Development of Mountainous Regions, who will deliberate whether to use it as a framework for legislation. These current efforts are grounded in the past. The Constitution of Georgia, states: "The state shall take care for the equal socio-economic development of the whole territory of the country. With the view of ensuring the socio-economic progress of the high mountain regions, special privileges shall be determined by law".  In 1999, the Georgian Parliament adopted a law on the social-economic and cultural development of...

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.

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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Interdisciplinary Mountain Research – Austrian Academy of Sciences

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15.09.2014

Kyrgyz women’s groups use phones to improve harvests

Kyrgyz women’s groups use phones to improve harvests

Agency of Development Initiatives (ADI), a network of women self-help groups in Kyrgyzstan, is actively introducing an early warning weather system among its members. This initiative is implemented as part of the World Bank’s Agricultural Production Support Project, where the Agribusiness Competitiveness Center (ABCC) is the implementing agency...

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12.09.2014

Georgia conference envisions stronger mountain laws

Georgia conference envisions stronger mountain laws

The Mountain Regions Development Conference in Kazbegi, Georgia, is developing a conceptual vision that will be submitted to the Commission for Development of Mountainous Regions, who will deliberate whether to use it as a framework for legislation.

These current efforts are grounded in the past. The Constitution of Georgia, states: "The...

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11.09.2014

Andean countries prepare for a regional mechanism

Andean countries prepare for a regional mechanism

Spanning some 7 500 km across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and part of Venezuela, the Andes foster a way of life for more than 82 million people. The lives and livelihoods of the people in these communities may be even more intertwined as a result of a project,...

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