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CBD COP 15 side event: Celebrating International Year of Mountains - ensuring mountain biodiversity protection within the post-2020 GBF implementation

CBD COP 15 side event: Celebrating International Year of Mountains - ensuring mountain biodiversity protection within the post-2020 GBF implementation

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Mountain biodiversity is important for human wellbeing at global scale. Mountains are biodiversity hotspots, providing home to outstanding natural heritage and habitat for unique species. They support the provision of essential ecosystem services to local communities and beyond: as water towers, mountain regions supply freshwater to over half of humanity...

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CBD COP 15

CBD COP 15

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With China in the Chair as President, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will reconvene 5 to 17 December 2022 in Montreal, Canada, where a new world agreement to safeguard nature is expected to be adopted.

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Women move mountains: High-level events to mark International Mountain Day

Women move mountains: High-level events to mark International Mountain Day

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The December 2022 issue of Peak to Peak announces the upcoming high-level events planned for International Mountain Day (IMD) 2022. Top news stories highlight mountains on agendas in international discussions, recapping mountain-related side events at UNFCCC COP27 and introducing the approval of a new resolution on sustainable mountain development at...

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COP15 should protect mountain landscapes, says new IIED publication

COP15 should protect mountain landscapes, says new IIED publication

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The new global biodiversity framework (GBF) due to be agreed at negotiations known as COP15 in Montreal in December, and aimed at halting and reversing the loss of nature, needs to protect biodiversity-rich mountain landscapes and the Indigenous People and local communities that govern them, according to a new...

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Fifth GROW training concludes, 31 students join alumni network

Fifth GROW training concludes, 31 students join alumni network

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The fifth annual GROW – Agrobiodiversity in a changing climate course concluded earlier this month. The two-week course held online from 15–25 November, included lecturers from the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Sapienza University of Rome Department of Environmental Biology, and IFOAM Organics International. The 31 students from 20 countries that...

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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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