Mountain Partnership members from across the world came together during two official side events to ensure mountains were included in the discussions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021. On 5 November, the side event “Sustainable mountain tourism and food systems to support recovery from COVID-19 in mountains” highlighted the...
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FAO has installed a prototype rooftop farm at its Rome headquarters to highlight how innovative technology can help increase access to healthy diets from sustainable agri-food systems. Housed entirely in mobile, triangle-shaped modules made of corrosion-retarding steel, the farm will be equipped with an intelligent automated system that ensures crops get...
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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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International leaders and mountain champions will discuss how tourism in mountains can contribute to creating additional and alternative livelihood options as well as landscape and biodiversity conservation, during the high-level virtual celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2021 on Friday, 10 December. The focus of this year’s IMD, sustainable tourism in mountains,...
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26.11.2021

Sustainable mountain tourism: FAO's high-level virtual event to mark International Mountain Day

Sustainable mountain tourism: FAO

International leaders and mountain champions will discuss how tourism in mountains can contribute to creating additional and alternative livelihood options as well as landscape and biodiversity conservation, during the high-level virtual celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2021 on Friday, 10 December.

The focus of this year’s IMD, sustainable tourism in mountains,...

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25.11.2021

Film series spotlights climate crisis in mountains

Film series spotlights climate crisis in mountains

The recently launched film series “Voices from the Roof of the World” – a joint initiative of the Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Foundation and University of Central Asia – focuses on the climate crisis in the world’s highest mountain region.

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