Bogotá, Colombia hosted a week dedicated to mountains. From 10 to 14 July 2017, Mountains’ Week offered a space to discuss the strategic importance of paramos and mountain ecosystems in the Andean region. Within the framework of Mountains’ Week, the International Congress of Paramos and Mountain Ecosystems took place on...
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Your case studies are invited for the fact sheets currently being created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) for International Mountain Day (IMD) 2017, which will take place on 11 December. The theme chosen for this year’s celebration is...
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“Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December 2017. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under many...
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Over 2 000 kilograms of Jumla’s Mixed Beans, a product involved in the Mountain Partnership Products Initiative, have been sold at BhatBhateni supermarkets in Nepal. Jumla’s Mixed Beans are a traditional mixture of black, red, yellow and spotted beans from the Jumla District of Nepal in the Himalayan region. The...
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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) reflects on its key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development last year in its 2016 annual report. Titled “Stepping up for mountains: Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report 2016”, the publication documents the Secretariat’s work in the areas of advocacy, communication and knowledge management, promoting International...
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16.08.2017

Continuing cooperation for mountains

Continuing cooperation for mountains

Dr Janet Colvin, Interim Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University (UVU), discussed cooperation between the state of Utah, United States, and Kyrgyzstan, with a focus on sustainable mountain development, with representatives of educational institutions and the media during her visit to Bishkek,...

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14.08.2017

Renewable energy in the mountains of Argentina

Renewable energy in the mountains of Argentina

Renewable energy is the future of Argentina, said the National Committee for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions of Argentina. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri has promoted the strengthening of investments in this sector to include the country in the use of renewable resources. In this context, the National Committee...

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