Summiting COP28: Insights from the Mountain Sentinels Delegation

By: Jacob Stewart, Community Director (with contributions from Tual Sawn Khai and Katie Kamelamela) Jacob Stewart, Mountain Sentinels Community Director, and Mountain Sentinels Fellows Tual Sawn Khai  and Katie Kamelamela  represented Mountain Sentinels at the 28th conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP) from November 30th to December 12th, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:04:28-07:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

Exploring Climate Solutions: Voices from the Mountains

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.

By |2024-01-31T13:24:50-07:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: |

A Meeting of the Mountains: MS Fellows attend Canadian Mountain Network’s Knowledge Sharing Summit

By: Rowena Davis, Program Manager In late September, I was fortunate enough to be one of five travelers from Mountain Sentinels who attended the Canadian Mountain Network’s (CMN) Knowledge Sharing Summit in Parksville, British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Snuneymuxw, Qualicum, and Snaw-Naw-As Nations. Over several days, Indigenous [...]

Mountains Move From Burn to Bloom

By Claire Walther Claire Walther is a CSU undergraduate student engaged in developing GIS StoryMaps for Mountain Sentinels. On a sunny Saturday in August, From Burn to Bloom: The Art and Science of Wildfire Recovery taught members of the Fort Collins community about wildfire ecology with interactive activities for all ages. Hosted by the Colorado [...]

Mountain Sentinels collaboration with Livable Future Podcast: Mountain Life Series

Mountain Sentinels is collaborating with Livable Future Podcast to accelerate and uplift the voices of mountain communities around action, struggle, and development towards sustainable futures. This series will bring stories of mountain community members, leaders, scientists, and activists. Some episodes will feature community members of the Mountain Sentinels Alliance and their unique perspectives. You can [...]

Looking Back but also Forward: The UN Year for Sustainable Mountain Development Comes to a Close

“Mountains are our origins and mountains are our solutions,” declared Wu Zhimin, Director of the Forestry Division for FAO, at the beginning of the closing ceremonies of the UN International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development in his role as moderator. This idea carried on throughout the entire conversation from forestry, to conservation, to genetics. Dongyu [...]

Impact of Long-Distance Trails on Mountain Communities

Photo credit to Virtyt Morina. By Katie Mitchell | Thru-Hiking & Hiking Trails Katie is a people professional – inspiring, pushing, questioning, and building. And with over a decade of experience working with people in the adventure space, she’s ready to help you begin checking off that bucket list. Katie was previously the [...]

Women Moving Mountains on International Mountain Day 2022

By Annie Webb On December 9th, the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) and Mountain Sentinels Alliance hosted the dialogue, Women Move Mountains, on United Nations International Mountain Day (IMD) 2022. Around the world, women play a key role in the stewardship, conservation, economic development, and management of mountains, including the keeping and sharing of traditional knowledge. IMD 2022 [...]

Seeking Stories from the Mountains

  Mountain Sentinels wants to hear from our members, partners, and audience. We invite you to submit a brief pitch about living, working, or researching in the mountains which could be featured in the Mountain Sentinels blog and linked in our newsletter. This is an opportunity to have a published work disseminated to our international [...]

By |2023-11-12T14:32:42-07:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

International Mountain Day Event Spotlight

By Rowena Davis| Mountain Sentinels Program Manager What better way to end 2022, and phase one of the UN Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, than by celebrating International Mountain Day? This year, Mountain Sentinels was honored to partner with Canadian Mountain Network to explore the 2022 theme of “Women Move Mountains” by hosting a dialogue [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:39-06:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , , |
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