Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

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Mountains are home to a variety of ecosystems that provide vital services directly to 1.1 billion people and billions of others living in connected lowland areas. Half of humanity depends on mountains for the provision of freshwater alone. Mountain ecosystems cool local temperatures, increase water retention, provide carbon storage, and...

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COP28: FAO marks International Mountain Day 2023 with focus on restoring ecosystems

COP28: FAO marks International Mountain Day 2023 with focus on restoring ecosystems

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today marked International Mountain Day 2023 with a high-level meeting at the UN Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai and the launch of a report that offers recommendations and uplifting examples of successful mountain ecosystems' restoration projects.

International Mountain Day...

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International Mountain Day 2023

International Mountain Day 2023

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Restoring mountain ecosystems is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day on 11 December. This theme was selected to fully include mountains in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the UN Environment Programme. The Decade is an opportunity to...

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Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge

Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge

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Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge provides an overview of the relevant research in mountain regions worldwide, identifying existing challenges and providing an understanding of the diversity of mountain ecosystems in different regions. Mountain ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable to modified climate conditions and other global changes (demographic, migration, urbanization). In...

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Restoring mountain ecosystems: celebrations to mark International Mountain Day

Restoring mountain ecosystems: celebrations to mark International Mountain Day

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The December 2023 issue of Peak to Peak highlights the upcoming events to celebrate International Mountain Day. Top news stories cover innovation in mountains and communities coming together for change. This month's newsletter also features the work of two members of the Mountain Partnership, the International Network for Bamboo and...

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International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony

International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony

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The International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony will be held in the Sheikh Zayed Centre at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters on 4 December 2023 from 12.30–14.00 CET. The event will be livestreamed online here.

The United Nations declared 2024 the International Year of Camelids (IYC...

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