Green Economy and Institutions for Sustainable Mountain Development: From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond


This report synthesizes expert findings on the importance of mountain regions for global green development and for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It illustrates the crucial environmental services that mountains provide, especially relating to water, food and energy. It also highlights fields less commonly associated with mountains, such as mining, resource extraction and urbanization, as well as problems faced by many mountain regions such as poverty and migration.

Underscoring the importance of strong institutions for sustainable mountain development, the report presents a selection of key institutions that pursue this aim at the local, national, regional and global level.

The report includes policy recommendations that could help put the development of mountain regions on a more sustainable path and make it an integral part of the global green agenda.



Author Kohler, T., Balsiger, J., Rudaz, G., Debarbieux, B., Pratt, D.J., Maselli, D. (eds).
Publisher Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), University of Geneva and Geographica Bernensia, 2015.
Publication year 2015
Language English

Themes: Economía verde

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