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MEPS is committed to the conservation and promotion of sustainable development of mountain ecosystems thereby ensuring the well-being of highland as well as lowland communities and safeguarding the integrity and cultural diversity of mountain societies.

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[2014-09-17] Call for Papers: Glaciology in High-Mountain Asia

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) will publish a special issue of the Annals of Glaciology with the theme 'Glaciology in High-Mountain Asia'. The issue will be part of Annals Volume 57 and its issue number will be 71.

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[2014-09-17] People's Climate March and Climate Summit, September 2014

As hundreds and thousands of people join mobilisations all around the world showing their will for a cleaner, fairer, safer world, UNSG Ban Ki-moon will hold a Climate Summit in New York convening world leaders to discuss the biggest crisis of our era.

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[2014-09-16] 2015 International Year of Soils Website

Two websites are under way that will serve as information resources on events and activities planned for the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS).

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[2014-09-16] Report: Climate change transforming Rocky Mountain forests

Climate change is forever altering forests in the Rocky Mountain region with wildfires, insects and unexplained tree die-off, according to a new report. Published Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, the report is titled "Rocky Mountain Forests at Risk." It finds that climate changes are driving the "triple assault" that is threatening the landscapes of Rocky Mountain, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

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[2014-09-03] At the top! K2 Expedition ‘Women Climbing for Climate Change’ a Success

As part of the first Nepali Women K2 Expedition 2014, three young women climbers from Nepal – Maya Sherpa, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa – successfully summited K2 at about 14:45 local time on the afternoon of 26 July 2014.

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[2014-09-01] Percentage of the world's mountains land area

According to the most recent global data for mountains and Mt PAs from UNEP-WCMC:

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[2014-09-01] First African Mountains Regional Forum

The 1st African Mountains Regional Forum will be held in October in Arusha, Tanzania. It is convened to enhance collaboration and frame a regional agenda for African Mountains.

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[2014-09-01] Mountains Dinner at World Parks Congress

World Parks Congress. November 12-19, 2014. Sydney, Australia. Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions. Getting closer.

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[2014-08-11] CSO Forum during the 5th GEF Assembly

The Civil Society Forum was held as part of the Fifth GEF Assembly on May 27, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.

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[2014-07-23] Mountain development course delves into farming

Twenty-four mountain development practitioners and researchers from 21 countries learned about promoting sustainable farming in mountain regions from 8 to 18 July 2014 in Ormea, Italy.

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