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Mountains, the world’s water towers

Mountains, the world’s water towers

17.04.2014

A new issues brief calling for mountains to be recognized in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) was issued by the Mountain Partnership in April 2014. The United Nations (UN) is currently discussing the goals, which are to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and shape the Post-2015 development agenda.

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Young people can shape the future of the Alps

Young people can shape the future of the Alps

15.04.2014

A report on the status of how young people are participating in decision making in the seven Alpine states has been released by International Commission for the Protection...

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Win a watershed management award

Win a watershed management award

14.04.2014

Swiss Re Foundation is accepting proposals for its International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management until 30 April 2014. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private, scientific and public institutions are encouraged to...

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US students hold mountain development events

US students hold mountain development events

09.04.2014

Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU) , hosts a number of events in the state of Utah to further the...

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Learning from disasters in the Indian Himalayas

Learning from disasters in the Indian Himalayas

07.04.2014

Lessons learned from the Uttarakhand Disaster, one of the biggest flooding disasters in the history of India, were discussed at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, India, on 26 March...

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Change called for in mountain agriculture

Change called for in mountain agriculture

02.04.2014

The 100 participants from 30 countries attending the International Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems developed an action plan for the transition towards organic agriculture and food...

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Ethiopian project wins Mountain Protection Award

Ethiopian project wins Mountain Protection Award

31.03.2014

The first Mountain Protection Award, an initiative of International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA), sponsored by Western University of Azerbaijan, was given to a conservation project in the...

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