Mission and Vision

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.

Member Of

 

International Mountain Day

User Login
Picture
[2017-10-02] Just a reminder!

The GEF ad-hoc Council Working Group (WG) on GEF and Civil Society has been working to create a new vision on how to enhance engagement between the Council and civil society organizations. After a few months of consultations and analysis, the members of the WG has created the attached set of recommendations

more...
Picture
[2017-10-02] WebEx meeting invitation: Consultation Draft - Council Recommendations on GEF and Civil Society

Dear CSO colleagues, The GEF ad-hoc Council Working Group (WG) on GEF and Civil Society has been working to create a new vision on how to enhance engagement between the Council and civil society organizations. After a few months of consultations and analysis, the members of the WG has created the attached set of recommendations that they hope will permit the Council to take better advantage of the immense expertise and on-the-ground knowledge that CSOs have to offer.

more...
Picture
[2017-10-02] Enter the #MountainsMatter video contest

To bring attention to the plight of mountain peoples and ecosystems for International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is asking you to make a one-minute video on the theme of ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger, migration’ for the #MountainsMatter video contest.

more...
Picture
[2017-08-19] Notification to Civil Society | 53rd GEF Council and GEF Consultations with Civil Society | Washington DC, November 27-30, 2017

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has opened the selection process for representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to attend the 53rd GEF Council Meeting and Consultation with Civil Society, which will take place from November 27 to 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

more...
Picture
[2017-06-21] Iberian mountain research network established

A group of 19 universities and research centres from Andorra, Portugal and Spain have formalized the creation of an Iberian mountain research network to study in partnership the issues affecting mountain areas on the Iberian Peninsula.

more...
Picture
[2017-06-21] Mountains recognized at the highest level

Over the past decades, the area of glaciers in Tajikistan has decreased by 30-35 percent, said United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres during his visit to Tajikistan. "Earlier today, he [the UN Secretary-General] was in Tajikistan, where he overflew the Pamir Mountains on his way to Lake Sarez.

more...
Picture
[2017-06-14] Request to sign petition

The construction of gigantic dams in the Southern Anatolian region, Turkey, in recent decades on the headwater catchments of two major rivers of Tigris and Euphrates has encountered the downstream residents with serious water problems.

more...
Picture
[2017-06-10] High-level mountain conference announced

A high-level conference on mountains, titled “Mountains under Pressure”, will be held on 11 December 2017 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, announced Mountain Partnership Secretariat Coordinator Thomas Hofer on 24 May. The theme of the conference will be “Climate, hunger, migration”.

more...
Picture
[2017-05-01] Mountains, one year after the Paris Agreement

One year ago, on 22 April (Earth Day) 2016, 175 of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, an international treaty to address climate change. As of today, one year after the signing ceremony, 194 Parties to the UNFCCC have signed the Paris Agreement and 143 of those have ratified it. Of the 143 countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement, 137 have also submitted their first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and of those, 36 NDCs make reference to mountains.

more...
Picture
[2017-05-01] Mountain tourism conference in Georgia

The potential of mountain tourism to foster economic development, as well as to raise awareness on environmental protection, was the major topic addressed at the Third World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference.

more...