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International Mountain Day 2022 fact sheet: Women move mountains

International Mountain Day 2022 fact sheet: Women move mountains

30.11.2022

Women move mountains is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day on 11 December 2022. Women play a key role in environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas. They are often the primary managers of mountain resources, guardians of biodiversity, keepers of traditional knowledge, custodians of...

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Mountain Observations: Monitoring, Data, and Information for Science, Policy, and Society - policy brief

Mountain Observations: Monitoring, Data, and Information for Science, Policy, and Society - policy brief

30.11.2022

Observations play a key role in tracking mountain global change and its impacts, understanding the various processes and feedback mechanisms involved, and delivering more reliable projections of the future to society. This policy brief provides an overview of the current state of multi-disciplinary mountain observations. It represents a contribution of the...

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Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

07.11.2022

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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United Nations General Assembly Resolution: Sustainable Mountain Development (2022)

United Nations General Assembly Resolution: Sustainable Mountain Development (2022)

22.11.2022

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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Quito Declaration Charter for World Mountain People (2003)

Quito Declaration Charter for World Mountain People (2003)

04.09.2003

The representatives of Mountain Territories from forty countries met on 20 September 2002 in Quito (Ecuador) taking into account the declarations issued at preparatory meetings of Achocalla (August 2002, Bolivia) and Yuksam (April 2002, India), adopted the main points of the following declaration during the 2nd World Meeting of Mountain...

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On the development and protection of mountain territories

On the development and protection of mountain territories

31.01.2022

The governing body of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) adopted a model law that aims at supporting the sustainable development of its member states' mountain communities.

The model law addresses the social and economic development of mountain regions, including defining mechanisms...

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