Highlands and Drylands: Mountains, a Source of Resilience in Arid Regions


Recognizing the crucial role of Dryland Mountains - water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, global change laboratories for monitoring the combined effects of climate and socio-economic changes - in the global discourse on how to redefine and implement a truly sustainable development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the UNCCD Secretariat, the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, identified an urgent need to prepare this publication. The Volume, providing an overall vision of the ecological, social and cultural features of dryland mountain socio-ecosystems, aims to demonstrate the importance of investing human and financial resources in Dryland Mountains ecosystems worldwide in order to limit the impact of global change on the livelihoods of human societies and on the natural and cultural wealth of our planet.



Author Pedro Regato Pajares
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and University of Bern
Publication year 2011
Language English

Themes: Cambio ClimàticoEl Agua

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