Europe’s regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, flooding, droughts and storms due to climate change, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published in January 2017. "Climate Change, Impacts and Vulnerability in Europe 2016" is a comprehensive,...
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A recently published special issue of Regional Environmental Change focuses on “Resilience in the rural Andes”. The Andes present an ideal learning space to draw lessons on existing and emerging resilience challenges and opportunities. Andean people and communities have co-evolved with the unique high-mountain contexts in which they...
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The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) Program of Future Earth launched a new version of the GMBA Mountain Portal on 11 December, International Mountain Day, along with the GMBA mountain inventory. The GMBA Mountain Portal is a resource developed by Map of Life that...
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The Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) held a Steering Committee meeting on 20 January 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A two-day stocktaking workshop preceded the meeting to discuss the status of the GSLEP landscapes management plans and the overall progress of national snow leopard and ecosystem...
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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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The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the new resolution on sustainable mountain development on 18 November 2016. The resolution, which was submitted to the Second Committee by 46 States, discusses the economic, social and environmental statuses of mountains and calls for sustainable...
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Brussels, Belgium
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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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Third Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference

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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Vienna, Austria
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22.02.2017

Oil and gas exploitation in the Albertine Rift

Oil and gas exploitation in the Albertine Rift

The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) has issued the fourth edition of AREALA News, a newsletter of the Albertine Rift Environmental Assessment Alliance to promote sustainable development responsibility. This special edition focuses on oil and gas exploitation in key freshwater biodiversity areas of the Albertine Rift region, where...

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21.02.2017

Climate change certificate programme in Nepal

Climate change certificate programme in Nepal

To address the growing challenges of climate change and disaster risk reduction, 70 district officials in the Chitwan District, Nepal gathered on 14 February to start a four-month certification programme in climate change. The certificate programme has been organized by the Chitwan District Development Committee, Government of Nepal with technical...

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