International Mountain Day
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Urgent action on climate change needed to safeguard mountains, says new Mountain Partnership Ambassador, Ludovico Einaudi

“Today, mountains and their glaciers are undergoing irreversible transformations resulting from climatic upheavals linked to human action. These are transformations that affect us: the water and energy that we use daily and so many of the foods we eat come from mountains,” says composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, new Goodwill Ambassador of the Mountain Partnership.

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The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

International Mountain Day in the news

Canadian Mountain Network mobilizes for IMD 2019

IMD is a very special day for CMN: months went into planning a social media campaign, infographics, outreach materials and a special edition of the Canadian Mountain Podcast. CMN also sponsored IMD-themed events across the country, which included the 3rd Annual Haines Junction Mountain Festival in Jaines Junction, Yukon, and the Life @ Altitude 4.0. [...]

Training of educators in India on IMD promotes sustainability

From 5 to 10 December, RCESrinagar and the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU) instructed 36 teachers from Uttarakhand on reorienting education towards environmental sustainability. The programme addressed many topics, such as using education to achieve the sustainable development goals, understanding environmental sustainability and becoming disaster resilient. The training programme falls within the framework of [...]


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