Category: International organisations

This webinar will discuss migration and internal displacement due to climate change in mountain areas and explore a variety of solutions that increase mountain communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt by addressing some of the root causes of climate migration. The event aims to:

  • Increase awareness of how climate change is impacting mobility in mountain regions and knowledge on the importance of enhancing community resilience and promoting climate change adaptation in mountain regions.
  • Identify opportunities and share good practices of parliamentarians to play a more active role in the alignment and harmonization of national policies to address migration in the context of climate change, disasters and mobility.
  • Launch the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal, a collection of climate adaptation solutions and projects implemented around the world.

This webinar is organized with Adaptation at Altitude, a programme which strives to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of mountain communities and ecosystems to climate change. The programme is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the University of Geneva, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Zoï Environment Network, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

In an effort to improve the protection of mountainous ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain communities, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is relaunching its World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves. The World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves aims to involve all actors working in mountain biosphere reserves, including biosphere reserve managers/coordinators, mountain specialists, universities, research centres, local communities, UN agencies and programmes, associations, and NGO’s.

The launch event will be followed by a webinar on Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Biosphere Reserves, which will present several cases around the world.

GEO Mountains General Meeting 2021

November 30, 2021


The GEO Mountains General Meeting on 30 November 2021 will serve as a platform for exchange, bringing participants up to speed on recent developments at GEO Mountains and inviting discussion on the activities of Task Groups. GEO Mountains participants will also provide key updates on ongoing projects that could contribute to the objectives of GEO Mountains.

This virtual event will be held on Zoom from 14:00-16:00 CET on 30 November 2021. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the initiative co-leads and scientific officer to share recent activities and future plans with the community, as well as discuss possibilities for collaboration and engagement.

Join the MRI’s Mountain Resilience Working Group for the first in a series of “Virtual fishbowl dialogues on progress in mountain resilience research and design” on 11 November from 21:00-22:00 CET. This video exchange format seeks to animate the debate around timely topics in the field of mountain resilience, and is also open also to people outside the Working Group. 

More information will be available soon. 

The conference will bring together researchers to address the issues of reforestation, monitoring and remote sensing of forests, explore and discuss opportunities and challenges related to forest ecosystems in the conditions of climate change. Participants will focus on new research-based solutions, good practices, processing of remote sensing data and analysis techniques, advances in mitigation and adaptation activities in global environmental initiatives.

Organised within the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit, the session will focus on:

  • the role of mountain ecosystems and how to restore them for improving food availability to mountain populations;
  • how to recognize and promote indigenous and traditional knowledge as well as the role of women and youth in mountains;
  • how to make mountain value chains fair, equitable and sustainable, through targeted policies, governance, partnerships as well as innovation and technology; and
  • how to strengthen the role of the Mountain Partnership as a multistakeholder coalition of governments, civil society, international organizations and private sector that contributes to provide solutions in mountain areas.

Register for the session.