Help requested to find statistical figures disaggregated for mountain areas

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FAO is in the process of finalizing a booklet on sustainable mountain development and help to find up-to-date statistics is requested. The focus should be on figures showcasing how many conflicts worldwide are actually fought in mountain regions. Additional statistical figures disaggregated for mountain regions would be highly appreciated, in...

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Sustainable Mountain Development Summit – 21-22 May, Nainital (Uttarakhand), India

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A Sustainable Mountain Development Summit organized by the Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI) was held on 21 and 22 May in Nainital (Uttarakhand), India. The summit covered issues related to hydropower, climate change adaptation, rural tourism and community forestry. Mrs. Margaret Alva, Governor of Uttarakhand State in India pointed out that...

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Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas Conference - 16-18 April 2012, in Stuttgart, Germany – abstracts by 1 November 2011

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A conference on Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas will take place from 16 to 18 April 2012 at the Hohenheim University in Stuttgart, Germany. The themes will include soil care, land use and land cover change in mountain landscapes, sustainable and competitive livestock systems, supplying, using,...

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Everest “live” thanks to the new EvK2Cnr webcam installed

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The Mount Everest “live” with high resolution images is available, thanks to the new webcam installed by EvK2Cnr Italian and Nepalese technicians on 16 May 2011. The webcam is only 11 km far from the highest mountain in the world (8,848 m), on the top of Kala Patthar (5.600 m)....

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International Conference of the Project “Econnect: Restoring the Web of Life” - 26-28 September 2011, Germany

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The Final Conference of the Project “Econnect: Restoring the Web of Life” will take place on 26-28 September 2011 in Kongresshaus Berchtesgaden, Germany. The ECONNECT project, co-funded by the European Territorial Cooperation Programme in the Alpine Space (INTERREG IVB), is an interdisciplinary work on ecological barriers in the Alps carried...

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Enlarged Technical Committee of the World Mountain People Association (WMPA) – 27 July 2011, France

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The Technical Committee of the World Mountain People Association (WMPA) will take place on 27 July 2011 at the General Assembly in Paris (101, rue de l'Université 7ème - salon Mansart) France. The organization was founded in 2000 to give voice to the mountain populations worldwide. Who might be interested...

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