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Mountains cover almost 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support the 22% of the world’s population. Mountains provide indispensable goods and services to a significant proportion of humankind. They supply half of the global population with freshwater for domestic use and lowland irrigation in support of global food security and play an important role in the production of hydropower as a form of green energy.
Mountains are centres of cultural and
Today, 11th December 2015 was the day when the world expected to seal the long-awaited Paris agreement. As it turns out, the last day of the climate change talks corresponded to the celebration of the International Mountain Day (IMD), a tradition which started in 2003 under FAO and wi
During the celebration of the International Mountain Day at Paris, 11 December, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) concludes a series of Mountain Adaptation Outlooks. By promoting policies in favour of ecosystem-based adaptation in mountain regions, countries could build resilience a