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: |

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 [...]

ICIMOD and GMBA: Multi-methods in conservation and development to achieve the SDGs

Are you interested in how to achieve the United Nations SDGs? Curious about the intersections of the various SDGs in practice? Are you invested in how development practitioners and conservationists collaborate, co-create, and intersect in their methods? Mountain Sentinel network partners GMBA and ICIMOD authored a paper alongside PhD student Biraj Adhikari that sparks exciting [...]

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 [...]

AfroMount: Climate Change Perceptions and Adaptations among Smallholder Farmers in the Mountains of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Are you interested in adaptations of agricultural practices in the mountains? Curious about the extremities of climate change impacting mountain communities' ways of life? Are you invested in the gaps of knowledge for mountain research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Mountain Sentinel network partners AfroMount authored a paper that sparks exciting discourse on [...]

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: , , , |

GlacierHub: International Framework Aims to Protect and Manage Lands Recently Exposed by Glacier Retreat

By Emily Denny | GlacierHub As global temperatures rise, glaciers from the Andes, the European Alps, the Himalayas and other mountain ranges are melting at alarming rates. While local communities are coming up with innovative solutions to adapt to these transforming ecosystems, international initiatives to support or upscale these efforts are rare. “We have so much data in [...]

Mountain Partner CMN Research – Indigenous-led conservation: Pathways to recovery forthe nearly extirpated Klinse-Za mountain caribou

Are you interested in indigenous lead conservation of fauna? Interested in recovery pathways for nearly extirpated species? Are you invested in the development of populations of Klinse-za mountain caribou? Mountain Sentinel network partners Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) sponsored the authorship of a paper that sparks interesting discourse on the subjects above! If you are interested, [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:46-06:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Mountain Sustainability|Tags: , |
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