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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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UNFCCC COP 28 / Cryosphere Pavilion event - Mountains of opportunity: how to leverage funding for climate adaptation

UNFCCC COP 28 / Cryosphere Pavilion event - Mountains of opportunity: how to leverage funding for climate adaptation

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Mountain areas are key for climate adaptation efforts due to their transboundary and global importance (natural hazards, water towers, global biodiversity hotspots), high vulnerability to climate change, and tendency to host marginalized and isolated communities. This event, organized by the Adaptation at Altitude programme, will focus on the importance...

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UNFCCC COP 28 - Taking Action for Humanity and the Planet

UNFCCC COP 28 - Taking Action for Humanity and the Planet

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Climate change presents a threat to human health. It affects the physical environment and ecosystems communities depend on for their health, livelihoods, survival and well-being. Climate-sensitive health risks are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. The Health in All Policies approach can contribute to improved governance and...

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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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Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management

Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management

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In "Mountain Ecosystems & Resources Management", readers embark on a journey through the intricate world of mountain ecosystems and the essential strategies for responsible resource management. This book aims to serve as a guide for understanding the unique dynamics of these landscapes and the challenges they face in an ever-changing...

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The Canadian Mountain Assessment

The Canadian Mountain Assessment

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The Canadian Mountain Assessment provides a first-of-its-kind look at what we know, do not know, and need to know about mountains in Canada. It is based on insights from Indigenous knowledges of mountains, as well as findings from an extensive assessment of pertinent academic literature. The Canadian Mountain Assessment's inclusive...

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