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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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[2016-08-08] Notification to Civil Society | GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop | MENA Constituencies

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has opened the selection process for CSOs to attend the GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the MENA Constituencies (Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Yemen + Kuwait), which will take place from September 20 to 23, 2016.

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[2016-07-25] Mountains at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) Hawai’i

The WCPA Mountains Group will be hosting a Knowledge Café at the WCC (September 1- 10 2016) - the title is Mountain Protected Areas: Leadership for Adapting to a Changing World.

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[2016-07-04] Mountain Partnership Secretariat activities in May and June 2016

We wish to share with you a summary of what the MP Secretariat worked on in May and June 2016.

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[2016-06-15] Mountain Research and Development, Vol 36, No 2

The newest issue of Mountain Research and Development (MRD)

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[2016-05-17] World Mountain Forum, 17-20 October 2016, Uganda

• The World Mountain Forum brings together mountain stakeholders from around the globe, and provides a platform for exchange, promotion of collaborative action and fostering political dialogue among different levels of society.

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[2016-05-17] Ninth IPROMO Course, 8 - 18 July 2016, Italy

The ninth IPROMO Course - the training programme on sustainable mountain development - jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and the University of Turin, Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences - Interdepartmental Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments, with the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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[2016-01-16] IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

On 1 September, 2016 world leaders and representatives from governments, science, academia, indigenous peoples groups, businesses and conservation organizations will spend ten days sharing, debating and deciding the direction of conservation actions worldwide.

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[2016-01-16] The International Conference on Climate Change,19-23 February 2016, London

A major international conference on Climate Change will be held in London, England on 19-23 February 2016.The conference is for anyone with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change.

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[2016-01-16] Climate Change and Tropical Mountains: Vegetation Migrates Upslope

Tropical mountain plants are in search of higher grounds, as climate change robs them of their natural habitats. Over the past two hundred years, environmental impacts have caused these vulnerable plants to migrate over 500 meters upslope on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.

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[2016-01-16] Worldwide glacier information app launches

The new “wgms Glacier App”, developed by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS), shows how glaciers have evolved around the globe and is being launched on 2 December 2015 in Paris, France, during the UN climate change conference .

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