Mountains : Links

There are 31 documents in this section.

  • Mountain Agenda

    14 May 2008

    Mountain Agenda is an informal group of people with a professional interest in sustainable mountain development and was created prior to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to enhance the position of mountains on the global development and environment agenda. It has published a number of useful documents which can be downloaded from the website.

  • Sustainable Development International

    14 May 2008

    Sustainable Development International Online provides a centralised source of information, updated on a regular basis in connection with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, with case studies, news and feature articles.

  • Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

    14 May 2008

    MRI strives to achieve an integrated approach for observing, modeling and investigating global change in mountain regions, including their impacts on ecosystems and socio-economic systems.

  • Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)

    14 May 2008

    GTOS is a programme for observations, modelling, and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. It provides information on terrestrial ecosystems for researchers and policy-makers. Its website includes information on activities, TEMS, publications, resources and links.

  • Mountain High - World Conservation, No. 1, 2002 (IUCN Bulletin)

    14 May 2008

    This special edition of IUCN's World Conservation is dedicated to mountains and mountain people. It contains many useful articles written by mountain experts from around the world.

  • Mountain Voices

    14 May 2008

    Set up by the London-based Panos Institute, this website is an on-line archive containing over 300 in-depth interviews with mountain people around the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development.

  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    14 May 2008

    The FAO has been the UN Lead Agency for mountains since 1993. It took forward the implementation of the mountain chapter of Agenda 21 and the International Year of Mountains, 2002. It now hosts the Secretariat of the Mountain Partnership. Many of its field activities are in mountain areas.

  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

    14 May 2008

    The MA assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. The reports provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world's ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably. Chapter 24 of the report on state and trends is on mountain systems.

  • Mountain Partnership, The

    14 May 2008

    The Mountain Partnership is a voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world.Launched at the2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, the Mountain Partnership taps the wealth and diversity of resources, information, knowledge, and expertise of its members (governments, intergovernmental organizations, and others) to support positive change in mountain areas through Partnership Initiatives, which are both regional and thematic. The list of members provides links to their websites.

  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    14 May 2008

    ILRI works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. Much of its work is in mountain areas, where grazing animals are often the basis for livelihoods.