Why the Andes matter

Why the Andes matter

publication

Policy brief presented at Rio+20

 

The Andes, covering 33% of the area of the Andean countries, are vital for the livelihoods of the majority of the region’s population and the countries’ economies. However, increasing pressure, fuelled by growing population numbers, changes in land use, unsustainable exploitation of...

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Why mountains matter for Meso America

Why mountains matter for Meso America

publication

Policy brief presented at Rio+20

 

Mountains in Meso America cover 25.2% of the region and hold a remarkable 12% of the world’s biodiversity on only about 2% of the earth’s land surface. A total of 86 indigenous ethnic groups occupy 54.2% of the mountain territories. The greatest...

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Problems and Prospects of Sustainable Mountain Development in the Russian Federation in the case of the Altai Republic

Problems and Prospects of Sustainable Mountain Development in the Russian Federation in the case of the Altai Republic

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This publication is the result of a joint project of Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Altai Republic, Foundation for Sustainable Development of Altai (FSDA) and Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD).

 

The publication is available in Russian

 

Photo (c) aux88_2000/ Flickr

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Why mountains matter for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Why mountains matter for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

publication

Policy brief presented at Rio+20

 

The mountains of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe have played a key social, economic and environmental role in the development of the nations and peoples that have resided there since time immemorial. Being both natural barriers and safe havens not only...

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ICIMOD Annual Report 2011 now released

ICIMOD Annual Report 2011 now released

publication

The Annual Report 2011 gives a brief overview of ICIMOD’s activities over the past year including advocating mountain issues in global forums, an international conference on green economy and sustainable mountain development, and important contributions to knowledge of snow and glacier cover and climate change impacts in the...

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Reflections to Review: Climate Adaptation in Himalaya

Reflections to Review: Climate Adaptation in Himalaya

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Recognizing the climatic changes and their impacts in Himalayan Mountains, Prakriti, a mountain environment group (and Mountain Partnership member) based in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India founded a Pan-Himalayan initiative called ‘Climate Himalaya’ to divest its efforts in Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Mountain Development.

The initiative was launched formally on...

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