The role of mountains as key providers of goods and services essential for global sustainable development was discussed during a dedicated session of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 on Life on Land in New York on 15 May 2018.  Andrew Taber, former Chair of the...
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The Mountain Partnership Steering Committee met on 23-24 April 2018 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy. This was the second meeting of the Steering Committee after its election at the Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership in December 2017. Main...
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“#MountainsMatter” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December 2018. Even though they are mentioned in the 2030 Agenda, mountains are still often forgotten. Considering the crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods and services to the planet and their...
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The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is carrying out a global assessment of the state of, trends in and relations between biodiversity, ecosystem services, human well-being and direct drivers in the world's mountains. They have created a survey that will allow those interested to share their knowledge about...
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The Mountain Institute, a Mountain Partnership member, is the 2018 winner of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment. Their winning project integrates 2 000 years of indigenous knowledge of water management in the Andes with contemporary science and technology to create hybrid solutions that improve water security,...
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22.05.2018

Applying for ECOSOC consultative status

Applying for ECOSOC consultative status

The deadline for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to apply for consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is fast approaching. Seventeen Mountain Partnership members currently have ECOSOC consultative status, which provides them with several benefits and opportunities to advocate for mountain peoples and environments, including being...

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21.05.2018

Promoting mountain products at AdaptAmericas

Promoting mountain products at AdaptAmericas

The conference AdaptAmericas, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and partners, took place on 15–16 May 2018 in Panama City, Panama, where participants discussed private and public sector opportunities generated in the context of climate change. Climate change has far-reaching implications for the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean...

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