Urgent action is needed to prioritise mountain ecosystems in order to protect them from the current climate crisis and empower mountain people to build resilient livelihoods, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Director-General was speaking in a video message to the event ‘Reaching for the stars:...
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The theme of the International Mountain Day 2021 photo contest launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 18 October is “sustainable tourism in mountains”. Mountain destinations attract around 15-20 percent of global tourism. Sustainable tourism in mountains – particularly when linked to nature and...
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Jyoti Patil from India has won the GROW Summer School innovation contest focused on improving smallholders’ livelihoods through agrobiodiversity in fragile ecosystems. The GROW Summer School is an annual training programme for young professionals focusing on agrobiodiversity in a changing climate and is organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and partners,...
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18.10.2021

International Mountain Day 2021 photo contest opens

International Mountain Day 2021 photo contest opens

The theme of the International Mountain Day 2021 photo contest launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 18 October is “sustainable tourism in mountains”.

Mountain destinations attract around 15-20 percent of global tourism. Sustainable tourism in mountains – particularly when linked to nature and...

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14.10.2021

University of Milan launches mountain education manifesto at Expo 2020 Dubai

University of Milan launches mountain education manifesto at Expo 2020 Dubai

The University of Milan’s UNIMONT Centre launched a youth-centred manifesto for the promotion of a sustainable and lively future in mountain areas globally at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Mountain Education and Innovation Manifesto (MEIM) was created through an international consultation involving over 100 youth from 28 countries around the world....

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