The Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) Initiative has been selected as one of 25 Best Practices out of 1 175 from around the world to be spotlighted at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Best Practice Programme. The platform showcases projects that have provided tangible solutions to the world’s biggest...
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“Today, mountains and their glaciers are undergoing irreversible transformations resulting from climatic upheavals linked to human action. These are transformations that affect us: the water and energy that we use daily and so many of the foods we eat come from mountains,” says composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, new
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Women’s organizations in the El Chaco province of Bolivia find success harvesting honey from stingless bees In the mountains of Bolivia’s Serranía del Iñao National Park, at the foot of the Eastern Cordillera, María Méndez carefully harvests honey from stingless bees. She works alongside about 160 women of...
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Youth are driving the world's climate agenda and can help on all fronts, including bolstering mountain ecosystems, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in remarks opening International Mountain Day. "Mountains matter for youth, and our future," he said at a high-level event held by the UN Framework Convention on...
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19.02.2020

Using sensor technology for mountains

Using sensor technology for mountains

The University of Turin, in collaboration with the company “Lo Scatol8 per la Sostenibilità”, is advancing technology in the Monte Rosa mountain massif between Italy and Switzerland. Researchers are testing electronic sensor technology and communication radios on the environment and community in the Col d’Olen mountain pass.

The project, called “The...

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17.02.2020

Taking care of extra fragile ecosystems: Mediterranean mountainous islands

Taking care of extra fragile ecosystems: Mediterranean mountainous islands

A conference organized by the Government of Cyprus addressed the complex challenges that face mountainous islands in the Mediterranean. The “Mountain areas of large Mediterranean islands: European issues, national and regional policies and local mechanisms” conference was held from 28 to 31 January in Platres, Cyprus. The gathering aimed to...

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