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Posted 15 April 2001

Global Change and Mountain Regions

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January,  2001

This document describes an implementation strategy for collaborative research on Global Change and Mountain Regions. The objectives of the initiative are to: Develop ways to detect global environmental change in mountain environments; Define the effects of these changes on both mountain regions and lowland systems dependent on mountain resources; Make proposals towards sustainable land, water, and resource management for mountain regions.

To achieve the above objectives, four main activities are programmed:
1. Long-term monitoring of indicators of environmental change in mountain regions;
2. Integrated model-based studies of environmental change in different mountain regions;
3. Process studies along altitudinal gradients and in associated headwater basins;
4. Sustainable land use and natural resources management.

For more information, contact: gtos@fao.org

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