Actively participating in multi-stakeholder dialogues and assessments at the science-policy interface is one way for the MRI community to contribute relevant research findings and connect those to policy knowledge needs, while also guiding future research and synthesis activities to better address these needs. Active participation at this interface is not only important in our pursuit of knowledge to “support decision, actions, and transformations to sustainable mountain development” (Adler et al, 2020), but also to support and substantiate advocacy efforts to raise the profile of mountains and mountain research for international policymaking.

As part of our vision and priorities in the 2019-2023 period (Adler et al, 2020), the MRI is participating in, and in some cases coordinating, a number of activities to help facilitate the identification and/or compilation of inputs from across the mountain research community for various science-policy knowledge needs, such as global and/or regional scientific assessments.

Below is a list of ongoing activities in this period.


Climate Change

Sustainable Development

Disaster Risk Reduction


Contributions to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, under the coordination of UN Environment and in collaboration with the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment:


Other related activities

The MRI, via its Flagship Activity GEO Mountains, is also supporting activities designed to enhance and bring assessment-relevant data and information to support global and regional policy processes, as well as help substantiate inputs for monitoring frameworks and campaigns that are fit-for-purpose in mountain contexts.


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