Summary report of the 4th Global Meeting


The 4th Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (MP) took place at the Xanadu Snow White Hotel in Erzurum, Turkey from 17-19 September 2013. On 20 September participants went on a field trip to Uzundere, Ulubağ plateau and waterfall.

During the meeting, participants addressed: the new Mountain Partnership Strategy and Governance; mountains in Rio+20 and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the Mountain Forum knowledge platform for sustainable mountain development; regional coordination mechanisms; and the selection of the Steering Committee. Thematic working groups considered how to put the Mountain Partnership into practice. Parallel regional meetings, Partnership Fairs and side events also took place.

The meeting brought together approximately 100 participants representing, inter alia, governments, academia, research institutions, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. The approval of the new MP Strategy and Governance and the selection of the Steering Committee members were welcomed as an opportunity to refocus the Mountain Partnership and enhance its activities and programmes. However, many representatives drew attention to further work required to get mountains considered in a wider international context. Participants agreed on the Erzurum Conclusions. Read the full IISD report

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