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SCIENCE IN ACTION
Mountain Sentinels brings local knowledge, regional policy and world-class science together to help strengthen mountain communities and sustain mountain ecosystems.
From the Mountains
3101, 2024

Exploring Climate Solutions: Voices from the Mountains

January 31st, 2024|

We are excited to share insights from the recent event, "Just and Sustainable Climate Futures: Stories and Solutions from the Mountains." This dynamic gathering, hosted on December 11, 2023, at the JustNorth Pavilion during UNFCCC COP28 in observance of UN International Mountain Day, brought together 18 passionate individuals from various mountain communities worldwide. Led by Katie Kamelamela, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and Mountain Sentinels Fellow, along with Jacob Stewart, Mountain Sentinels Community Director, the event aimed to explore community-based approaches to climate adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable mountain development.

Science in Action

Revitalizing Mountain Ecosystems: A Blueprint from the UN Decade’s Restoration Principles

Discover the pivotal insights unveiled in this collaborative publication by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme. This comprehensive analysis delves into various mountain ecosystem restoration projects, shedding light on the application of the UN Decade’s Ten Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to safeguard these critical environments.

As we recently concluded the International Mountain Day 2023 under the theme “Restoring Mountain Ecosystems,” this publication emerges as a crucial resource. It not only explores success stories from mountain restoration initiatives but also aligns with the broader Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions 2023–2027.

Mountains play a vital role in supporting diverse ecosystems that directly impact 1.1 billion people and countless others in adjacent lowland areas. With half of humanity relying on mountains for freshwater resources, these ecosystems offer essential services like temperature regulation, water retention, carbon storage, and erosion prevention. Moreover, mountain forests, wetlands, and grasslands host half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

Despite their significance, mountain ecosystems face unprecedented threats from global crises such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, and pollution. Compounding this, evidence suggests that mountain ecosystems are experiencing adverse effects at an alarming rate compared to other terrestrial habitats.

In navigating the complex challenges that mountain ecosystems confront, this publication serves as a great resource. By analyzing restoration projects and showcasing success stories, it provides practical recommendations on applying the UN Decade’s Ten Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to mountain environments.

Read it here!

SCIENCE IN ACTION
Mountain Sentinels brings local knowledge, regional policy and world-class science together to help strengthen mountain communities and sustain mountain ecosystems.
From the Mountains
3101, 2024

Exploring Climate Solutions: Voices from the Mountains

By |January 31st, 2024|Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

We are excited to share insights from the recent event, "Just and Sustainable Climate Futures: Stories and Solutions from the Mountains." This dynamic gathering, hosted on December 11, 2023, at the JustNorth Pavilion during UNFCCC COP28 in observance of UN International Mountain Day, brought together 18 passionate individuals from various mountain communities worldwide. Led by Katie Kamelamela, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and Mountain Sentinels Fellow, along with Jacob Stewart, Mountain Sentinels Community Director, the event aimed to explore community-based approaches to climate adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable mountain development.

Science in Action

Revitalizing Mountain Ecosystems: A Blueprint from the UN Decade’s Restoration Principles

Discover the pivotal insights unveiled in this collaborative publication by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme. This comprehensive analysis delves into various mountain ecosystem restoration projects, shedding light on the application of the UN Decade’s Ten Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to safeguard these critical environments.

As we recently concluded the International Mountain Day 2023 under the theme “Restoring Mountain Ecosystems,” this publication emerges as a crucial resource. It not only explores success stories from mountain restoration initiatives but also aligns with the broader Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions 2023–2027.

Mountains play a vital role in supporting diverse ecosystems that directly impact 1.1 billion people and countless others in adjacent lowland areas. With half of humanity relying on mountains for freshwater resources, these ecosystems offer essential services like temperature regulation, water retention, carbon storage, and erosion prevention. Moreover, mountain forests, wetlands, and grasslands host half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

Despite their significance, mountain ecosystems face unprecedented threats from global crises such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, and pollution. Compounding this, evidence suggests that mountain ecosystems are experiencing adverse effects at an alarming rate compared to other terrestrial habitats.

In navigating the complex challenges that mountain ecosystems confront, this publication serves as a great resource. By analyzing restoration projects and showcasing success stories, it provides practical recommendations on applying the UN Decade’s Ten Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to mountain environments.

Read it here!

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