Climate change is severely impacting mountain areas and posing threats to the livelihood of mountain populations. However, there is still very limited awareness, let alone concern, about the global impact caused by climate change in mountain ecosystems.
In 2011, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) received a Grant from the Development Grant Facility (DGF) of the World Bank to support a Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Development in Mountain Regions.
The overall objective of the Initiative is to enhance the advocacy of climate change impacts in mountain regions and strengthen cross regional and cross thematic cooperation in order to mobilize international support and resources to promote climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems.
Activities under the Strategic Initiative on Mountains and Climate Change comprise: