International Mountain Day
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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

United Nations Environment Programme hosting online IMD event

On 11 December, the United Nations Environment Programme will host a live Mountains High Virtual Event ‘Adventure for Climate Action’ at 15.30-16.45 CET. The session will offer an ideal platform to showcase the beauty and fragility of mountain ecosystems, the effects of climate change and the urgent need for action.

Webinar on parliamentarians role in climate change adaptation in mountain areas

To be held on International Mountain Day and co-hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Adaptation at Altitude programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, this webinar will see international mountain experts and parliamentarians present solutions and discuss potential ways forward to increase attention given to mountain areas in international processes.


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