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International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change


International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change, Kathmandu Nepal (5-6 April 2012)

The Government of Nepal is hosting an International Conference on Mountains and Climate Change, as part of the Mountain Initiative, on 5-6 April 2012. The Conference will offer an excellent opportunity for mountain Governments and stakeholders to come together on a common platform to deliberate mountain issues and the wellbeing of mountain people, and attempt to arrive at a common understanding of the needs and concerns of mountain regions.

Building on the broader objectives of the Mountain Initiative, the Conference aims to serve two specific purposes:

  • Provide a forum for mountain countries to share knowledge and experiences on impact of climate change on the mountains and deliberate the associated common risks, and discuss a common approach to deal with specific concerns relating to mountain ecosystems and livelihoods.
  • The conference will discuss the Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) agenda and provide opportunities to analyze the challenges and prospects of mountain ecosystems, including poverty alleviation. These issues would be particularly important in the context of the ongoing climate change negotiations and the Rio+ 20 process.

CDKN is providing support to the Government of Nepal to host the conference, building on the successful side-event that was held on the issue as part of CDKN’s project providing negotiation support to the Government.

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