Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), a Mountain Partnership member from India, won the Start-Up Innovation Award for the category of “impact tourism” at the fifth World Tourism Forum Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland on 4-5 May 2017. GHE earned this prize for their business model of leveraging tourism and technology...
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One year ago, on 22 April (Earth Day) 2016, 175 of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, an international treaty to address climate change. As of today, one year after...
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Mountains 2018 is the second in a series of international conferences that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy-makers and other stakeholders from the mountain world. The conference seeks to stimulate discussion and disseminate knowledge about mountains, based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to the use...
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The title of ‘Best exporter of Batken Region’ has been awarded to Mountain Partnership member Alysh Dan, a farmer cooperative located in the mountain village of Kara-bek, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan. Alysh Dan won this title by participating in the national competition ‘Best exporters of 2016’ organized by the...
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The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), a Mountain Partnership member in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), contributed a written statement on behalf of the Mountain Partnership to the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment on 8-10 May 2017. As the theme of...
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Women from mountain regions all over the world gathered in Alpbach, Austria for the conference “The Role of Women in Mountain Regions” on 18-19 April 2017 to discuss their roles in mountain communities and the changes they want for the future. The economic, ecological, social and cultural challenges faced by...
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24.05.2017

Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains

Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains

Approximately 915 million people live in mountain regions worldwide, and many of those mountain peoples are vulnerable and exposed to multiple natural hazards. Safe living space in mountains is limited and often close to hazard zones. Meanwhile, the frequency and magnitude of disasters is increasing, with contributing factors including population...

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23.05.2017

Central Asian mountain stakeholders meet

Central Asian mountain stakeholders meet

A mountain stakeholder meeting was held at the University of Central Asia (UCA) on 16 May 2017. Led by the Mountain Partnership Central Asia Mountain Hub (CAMH), about 30 representatives from 15 Mountain Partnership member organizations and institutions - including NGOs, community groups and research centres - gathered...

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