World Mountain Forum, 2016

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. Read more on the event's flyer here


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Community-led landscape approaches hailed as critical tools for Sustainable Mountain Development

Indigenous and traditional peoples living in mountains are known to sustain important traditional knowledge and a diversity of resilient genetic resources that are adapted to mountain conditions. As an example, mountain farmers have explicitly designed their agricultural systems to pr...

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ICIMOD to initiate discussion on Himalayan Council

Countries of the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region have now started pondering about the creation of the Himalayan council. This idea was discussed during a Knowledge Forum on Climate-Resilient Development jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, India, Institute...

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ICIMOD launches the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2016

To mark World Environment Day 2016, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has launched the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2016. This award which is being issued for its third consecutive year recognizes innovations, use and applications of Informati...

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New Mountain Adaptation Outlooks launched at COP 21

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...

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