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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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Season 2 of “Voices from the Roof of the World” out now

Season 2 of “Voices from the Roof of the World” out now

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Alarms are ringing throughout the world: the most ruinous floods in Pakistan's history, the worst drought in a generation in East Africa, Everest base camp turned from a frigid outpost to a lakeside camp. These are all signs that climate change is accelerating. Ian Fry, the UN Special Rapporteur on...

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Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

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Changes in the mountain cryosphere impact on water security of downstream societies and resilience of water-dependent ecosystems and their services. However, assessing mountain water security still requires better understanding of the complex interaction between glacial meltwater and coupled human-natural systems. In this context, this article calls for a refocusing from glacio-hydrological monitoring and modelling...

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Keeping our mountains plastic waste free - policy brief

Keeping our mountains plastic waste free - policy brief

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Mountain areas host both sprawling cities and rural settlements, providing a home for about 15 per cent of the global population. Linked to global supply chains and as a consequence of population growth, overconsumption and tourism, the generation of waste – especially plastic waste – is surging across mountains. This...

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