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Mountains: Our Life, Our Future – Progress and perspectives on sustainable mountain development

01.10.2013

Based on ten regional reports prepared for the Rio+20 conference, this 89-page global report  examines the environmental and social issues at stake in the world’s mountains over the last twenty years. It explains why mountains matter in the Andes, Meso-America, North America, Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, the Hindu Kush Himalayas, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, central, eastern and southeastern Europe and the Alps. The publication also includes a road map with policy principles and recommended actions to help secure the role of mountain environments and their people in preserving globally vital resources and address the challenge of global sustainable development.

Author Clara Ariza, Daniel Maselli and Thomas Kohler

Themes: Climate change

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