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"Restoring mountain ecosystems" theme of International Mountain Day 2023

"Restoring mountain ecosystems" theme of International Mountain Day 2023

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The February 2023 issue of Peak to Peak announces the theme of International Mountain Day 2023: "Restoring mountain ecosystems". Top news stories highlight the addition of four new governments as members of the Mountain Partnership, a call for inputs for the 2022 Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report, a recent conference...

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Zero Water Day: Seizing the opportunity from a public health perspective

Zero Water Day: Seizing the opportunity from a public health perspective

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Water is a finite natural resource. Zero Water Day(s) scenarios are challenging people and communities in Europe and worldwide. The public health community must seize the opportunity to prepare for Zero Water Day(s) through strengthening capacity and capability to respond to rapidly emerging emergencies as well as protected crises. Collaboration...

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Ecosystem restoration in the mountains - policy brief

Ecosystem restoration in the mountains - policy brief

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Mountains play a crucial role for both the highlands and lowlands, but are particularly vulnerable to climate change and human interventions. This policy brief focuses on ecosystem restoration in the mountains. It highlights the role of healthy mountain ecosystems and their services and provides a set of recommendations to help...

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Mountain resolution approved at the United Nations

Mountain resolution approved at the United Nations

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The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly approved the new resolution on sustainable mountain development on 22 November 2022 during its seventy-seventh session. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by 110 States, discusses the social, environmental and economic statuses of mountain peoples and ecosystems and...

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United Nations General Assembly Resolution: Sustainable Mountain Development (2022)

United Nations General Assembly Resolution: Sustainable Mountain Development (2022)

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Resolution approved by the United Nations General Assembly on sustainable mountain development at seventy-seventh session. A/RES/77/172

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Working with mountain communities could help water systems adapt to climate

Working with mountain communities could help water systems adapt to climate

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In a new paper, Imperial College London researchers outline how integrated water strategies that include scientists working directly with mountain communities on the ground could help them drive their own climate adaptation and boost water security.

Mountains are the water towers of the world, but this water source is under...

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