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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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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/C.2/77/L.34/Rev.1

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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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Women Move Mountains photo contest opens

Women Move Mountains photo contest opens

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The theme of the International Mountain Day 2022 photo contest launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 25 October is "Women move mountains".

Women play a key role in environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas. They are often the primary...

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Romania celebrates National Mountain Day

Romania celebrates National Mountain Day

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Romania celebrates National Mountain Day every year on 14 September, which marks the end of the traditional grazing season in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. "Mountains matter! Keep the mountains clean" was the theme of National Mountain Day 2022.

Between 14 and 17 September 2022, Romania hosted the second edition of its...

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