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IMD 2018 celebrations in Germany

01/01/2019
An event was organized by the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus and the ‘Landratsamt Garmisch-Partenkirchen’ to celebrate IMD 2018 in Germany. The theme for the event was 'Mountains Matter for water'. The event started with a discussion round of local authorities and natural scientists, afterwards Prof. Dr. Michael Rast from the European Space Agency had an excellent speech about the retreat of the alpine glaciers as observed from space. The event ended with a presentation from the EagleWings project, showing pictures of [...]

The Federal Institute for Less-favoured and Mountainous areas celebrates IMD in Vienna

21/12/2018
The Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous Areas in Vienna, Austria, celebrated International Mountain Day by organizing a reading event with author El Awadalla. The event, titled “descent” (in German: “abstieg”), was organized as part of the "Reading Mountains" festival of the Alpine Convention. Around 30 people participated in the event. 

Utah International Mountain Forum celebrates IMD

20/12/2018
Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU) promoted the IMD 2018 theme, #MountainsMatter by attending three ECOSOC forums on the UN 2030 Agenda this year. Additionally, Samuel Elzinga and Andrew Jensen, UIMF leaders spoke at the panel titled, "Tackling climate change and building resilience in mountainous and rural communties," at the United Nations in New York, USA. Photo: by Hailee Hodgson

CHINAR organizes community IMD celebration

19/12/2018
CHINAR celebrated IMD in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand with school children and the community. A seminar was also organized to discuss responsible tourism, enterprise development, the promotion of energy efficient stoves and the impact of climate change and adaptation. 

Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes celebrates IMD 2018

18/12/2018
In the Marina Alta region of Alicante, several events organized by City Council of Xàbia (Alicante), with a powerful collaboration of the Provincial Council of Alicante, the College of Forestry, Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes, the SER Chain, the Xàbia Excursionist Center and the Society of Cazadores de Dénia took place on International Mountain Day. Activities included an excursion on Mount Montgó, one of highest Iberian mountains by the sea.  

Turkey celebrates IMD 2018

18/12/2018
In Istanbul, Turkey an IMD event was organized in collaboration with Montis Trips & Expeditions and Impact Hub Istanbul to raise awareness on environmental issues. The program started with a welcome message from FAO-SEC's Forestry Officer, Peter Pechacek.

Pakistan celebrates IMD in Swat

18/12/2018
Club46Pakistan in collaboration with TCKP celebrated IMD at Gabin Jabba in Swat, Pakistan. The event focused on educating children on the importance of mountains and the rich biodiversity that resides in Swat. The honey in this region is known throughout Kyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

A special calendar marks International Mountain Day 2018

13/12/2018
A calendar released by the Nilgriri Documentation Center (NDC) in Udhagamandalam marked International Mountain Day. The honorary director of the NDC hopes that the occasion will bring awareness to the protection of ecology and biodiversity of the Nilgiris as well as all the Western Ghats. 

#MountainsMatter shared internationally on IMD

13/12/2018
International Mountain Day 2018 was covered by several media outlets this year. See all the news coverage below: Thomson Reuters Foundation: Extreme weather menacing lives, livelihoods of mountain people El Pais: El clima extremo amenaza la vida y el sustento de la gente de montana Repubblica: I cambiamenti climatici minacciano la vita nelle montagne: #MountainsMatter Photo Credit: ©Sergey/FAO  

ICIMOD announces the winners of several awards on IMD

12/12/2018
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award each year on the occasion of International Mountain Day to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal and National Biodiversity Centre, Bhutan were awarded. The ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2018 was also announced. "An Uncertain Winter,"directed by Munmun Dhalaria was awarded.