3 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

Mountain Day 2 was held in Doha, Qatar, on 3 December 2012, on the sidelines of the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference.

The event was entitled 'Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities'. 

Topics highlighted during the day included the strong negative impact of climate change on the life of mountain communities, the role of mountains as water towers of the world and how they are being threatened by the melting of glaciers and the need to globally support mountain communities through political action, capacity building and scientific research.

Plenary session discussions included climate change stories from the various mountain regions; integrated management of mountain water resources; the role of mountains in food security and livelihoods and the relevance of implementing the  mountain agenda in post Rio+20 scenarios. The closing high-level round-table session focused on the key messages to be conveyed to climate change negotiators.

Mountain Day 2 was jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS)/FAO  and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), with support from World Bank, the Government of Nepal and other development research partners based in different parts of  the world.  Other sponsors and partners included the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Water and Climate Coalition (WCC), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

For presentations at the day, click on the links to the right of this page.

More information

Mountain Day 2 flyer and programme
Mountain Partnership press release on Mountain Day 2

ICIMOD press release on Mountain Day 2

IISD report of Mountain Day 2

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