Mountains and climate change in focus at UNFCCC COP 25


Mountains have a strong presence at the 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 25), held 2 to 13 December in Madrid, Spain. Many stakeholders are coming together to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on fragile mountain environments and communities.

Several events are dedicated specifically to mountain areas and promoting their resilience to climate emergencies, and the Mountain Partnership is holding four events at the UNFCCC COP 25:

  • “Nature-Based Solutions on the ground (SDG15): UN support to people and landscapes”, 9 December, 18:30—20:00, Room 1.
  • "Driving adaptation in mountains through community- and ecosystem-based innovation”, 10 December, 11:30—13:00, Room 3.
  • International Mountain Day celebration, 11 December, 8:30—10:00, Chilean Pavilion - blue zone.
  • “Building resilience of mountain communities: data and science for policy action”, 11 December, 16:45—18:15, Room 1.

A Mountain Partnership member meet-up with Yuka Makino, Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, is planned to take place on 9 December at 11:00 at Booth 15. All Mountain Partnership members attending the COP are encouraged to attend this gathering.

Other mountain events at COP 25 include three side events by ICIMOD about climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, an ICIMOD and the Alpine Convention collaboration called “From Andes to Alps and other mountains: Elevating regional cooperation on monitoring and climate change adaptation”, among others.

Click here to view the UNFCCC’s official list of side events and exhibits at COP 25.

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