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Awareness building regarding the importance of social-ecological systems of mountain regions worldwide

​GLOMOS carries out and supports activities advocating mountains at a global level and will increase its visibility as an academic player and as a practice-oriented programme within the UN:​

Previous activities:

Parallel Session at the 6th National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo, Songdo, Republic of Korea (April 2019)

GLOMOS​ experts co-organised a thematic session on "Adaptation in Mountain Systems – Challenges and Opportunities" during the 6​th NAP Expo hosted in the Songdo, Republic of South Korea in April 2019.


International Mountain Congress (IMC), Innsbruck, Austria (September 2019)​

GLOMOS experts organised the workshop "Scientific support for the coherent monitoring and implementation of Post-2015 UN Frameworks in global Mountain regions” within the scope of the International Mountain Congress, which took place in Innsbruck (Austria) in September 2019. Researchers from the University of the Free State (South Africa), the Swiss Center for Development and Environment (CDE), the Mountain Research Initiative, the University of British Columbia, and the South African Environmental Observation Network) contributed to their research results and experience. For more information please see here​.

International Mountain Day 2019 (December 2019)​

Every year on 11 December the International Mountain Day is celebrated, under the designation of the UN General Assembly. On the occasion of International Mountain Day 2019, GLOMOS launched a social media campaign advocating the critical role of mountain ecosystems for people's livelihood.


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UNFCCC COP25 High-Level Side Event, Madrid, Spain (December 2019

During the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, a side-event entitled: “Nature-Based Solutions on the Ground (SDG 15): UN Support to People and Landscapes”, was organised by UNU-EHS through GLOMOS, the UN Food, and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD). The conference included the participation of UN agencies and partners representing indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), the private sector, and youth groups. The event investigated nature-based solutions that showcase collaborative actions between agencies, funds, and programmes to address climate issues through the lens of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, particularly SDG 15 (life on land). For more information, please see here.​

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