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Online petition for mountains at UNFCCC COP21

15.09.2015

In preparation for the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Paris during the period 30 November – 11 December, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat in collaboration with key members and under the guidance of its Steering Committee, is proposing the following two actions to focus delegates’ attention on the severe impact of climate change on mountains areas and mountain peoples and to have mountains adequately included in the negotiations:

1) An International Petition on Mountain ecosystems and peoples affected by climate change – to be signed by individuals and aimed at mobilizing peoples from all over the world in support of mountain peoples and ecosystems. The petition, if at least 5000 signatures will be obtained, will be presented to the COP21 delegates by the Italian Delegation. To sign the appeal please click hereDeadline: 29 November 2015

2) An International Declaration on Mountains and Climate Change – to be signed by organizations and supported by governments. This initiative is led by UIAA – the International   Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. To sign this Declaration send your agreement by email to mountainprotection@theuiaa.org  under the name of the head of the organization, including her/his signature and logo. If you represent a Government, the support can be expressed in the negotiations rounds. Deadline: ideally 1 October 2015 to use the Declaration at the October sessions of the negotiations.

Kindly help us to spread the world – Mountains and mountain peoples should no longer be neglected!


Sign the online petition

Download the International Declaration on Mountains and Climate Change 


Photo: Flickr/James Wheeler

 

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