Why mountains matter in global sustainable development


Policy brief presented at Rio+20


Mountains provide vital goods and services for the benefit of all humankind, for supporting sustainable development at a global level, and for moving the world towards a greener economy. But provision of these goods and services is at risk. The global community must act – a new agenda for mountain development is urgently required.



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Author Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Mountain Partnership, CDE University of Bern
Publication year 2012
Language English

Themes: BiodiversityClimate changeFood securityForestsIndigenous PeopleWater

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