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Mountain women of the world – Challenges, resilience and collective power

Mountain women of the world – Challenges, resilience and collective power

09.12.2022

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 and keepers of traditional knowledge. Empowering rural women is crucial to eradicating hunger and poverty. Yet, due to discriminatory social norms, rural...

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Harnessing the socio-ecological potential of mountain biosphere reserves for biodiversity conservation - policy brief

Harnessing the socio-ecological potential of mountain biosphere reserves for biodiversity conservation - policy brief

19.01.2023

In this policy brief, the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme and the World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves present their recommendations for harnessing the socio-ecological potential of mountain biosphere reserves for biodiversity conservation.

From the paradigm-shifting landscape approach to the potential for scientific collaboration between more than half of biosphere...

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Mountains and Food: Current Trends and Challenges in Europe’s Mountain Regions

Mountains and Food: Current Trends and Challenges in Europe’s Mountain Regions

31.01.2023

The Journal of Alpine Research has released a new issue dedicated to the relationship between food and mountains.
The issue includes articles in English and French, with some articles also in Italian.

https://doi.org/10.4000/rga.10540

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Photo: ©Roberto Cilenti

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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/RES/77/172

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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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