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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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[2014-10-15] Mainstreaming Sector Policies into Integrated National Sustainable Development Planning: Enhancing Sustainable Tourism, Urbanization, Resource Efficiency, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection

The UN Symposium on 'Mainstreaming Sector Policies into Integrated National Sustainable Development Planning: Enhancing Sustainable Tourism, Urbanization, Resource Efficiency, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection' will: address options, ways and means to promote sustainable tourism that is economically viable, socially and economically beneficial, and environmentally benign;

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[2014-10-15] Appointment of new IUCN Director General

The Council of IUCN has completed its statutory responsibility by selecting Inger Andersen as the next IUCN Director General.

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[2014-10-04] 2015 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal: Call for Nominations

The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal is awarded for "remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountain regions" in any part of the world.

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[2014-09-27] Mountain Research and Development Vol. 34, No. 3

The Mountain Research and Development Vol. 34, No. 3 Special Issue (August 2014) on “Gender and Sustainable Development in Mountains—Transformative Innovations, Tenacious Resistances” guest edited and supported by ICIMOD is out now!

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[2014-09-20] Perth III International Conference: "Mountains of Our Future Earth"; Perth, Scotland, 4-8 October 2015

The Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College, University of the Highlands & Islands, in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), is organising a third conference ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’.

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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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