International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day high-level event

Restoring mountain ecosystems
Monday, 11 December 2023 at 14.00 - 15.00 GST (GMT+4)
Food and Agriculture Pavilion, UNFCCC COP 28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted a high-level event to celebrate International Mountain Day. The Day highlighted the importance of mountain ecosystems and called for nature-positive solutions, best practices and investments that enhance adaptation and build resilience to climate change.

This high-level event featured prominent speakers and provided space for youth and Indigenous Peoples from world mountain regions to share their perspectives on addressing the interlinked crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.

A video and publication on restoring mountain ecosystems was also launched to mark the Day.

Watch the webcast
Download the press release
Read the Mountain Partnership news
See the photo gallery

Technical session

Sharing knowledge throughout the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: Good practices for the restoration of mountain ecosystems
Wednesday, 13 December 2023 at 14.30 - 16.00 CET
Online via Zoom

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and the FAO-led UN Decade Task Force on Best Practices hosted a technical session that showcased and shared good practices for restoration of mountain ecosystems applied by four countries. 

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