Mountains were celebrated at the United Nations in New York, USA, with an event co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS).  The event was held to mark International Mountain Day and focused on the relevance of...
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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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The winners of the first international online digital photography contest, “We Love Mountains,” held to mark International Mountain Day have been announced. The top three pictures in two categories - mountain peoples and family farming - and the top 25 finalists overall were selected. Prizes include a collection of publications by...
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Mountains are among the regions most affected by climate change. The implications of climate change will reach far beyond mountain areas, as the contributions in the present publication prepared for the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima,...
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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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Issue 76 – Month 1 – Year 2015 The January issue of Peak to Peak opens with a story about an event that brought attention to the role of mountains as the water towers of the world in a changing climate on the margins of the climate...
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27.01.2015

Mountains are the ‘magic’ in this world

Mountains are the ‘magic’ in this world

This year the Americas took centre stage in the celebrations of International Mountain Day (IMD) with advocacy and other events held in New York, United States, Lima, Peru and more.

The Permanent Mission of Argentina, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the

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26.01.2015

Himalayan youth attend climate change workshops

Himalayan youth attend climate change workshops

India is one of the youngest country in the world - with its current youth population. Thus, building youths’ capacities to address the emerging challenges of climate change, conduct research and engage in development work is an imperative. Keeping in mind this perspective, the Central Himalayan Environment Association...

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