Sustainable Mountain Development, Green Economy and Institutions: From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond Global Report (2012) - Final Draft for Rio+20


In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development – commonly referred to as ‘Rio 1992’ or ‘the Rio Earth Summit’ – mountains received unexpected high political attention. They were granted a chapter in the ‘Agenda 21’ as fragile ecosystems that matter for humankind.

In view of the UN Conference Rio+20 – United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 it seemed relevant to assess and understand what has been achieved by whom and how. It appears equally important to learn what has worked and what has not worked, and why, in order to draw lessons for more effective interventions in future.



Author Thomas Kohler (CDE); Jane Pratt, The Mountain Institute (TMI); Bernard Debarbieux, Jörg Balsiger, Gilles Rudaz (University of Geneva); Daniel Maselli (SDC).
Publication year 2012

Themes: Strategic Initiative on Mountains and Climate Change

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