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A key decision adopted by the Parties at COP27 emphasizes the need to address systematic observation gaps, including in mountain regions and concerning the cryosphere.

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched a new flagship report at an event titled “Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk” in Geneva, Switzerland.

Adaptation At Altitude, an MRI flagship activity, officially launched Mountains Connect, a new online source of information about transboundary mountain governance. The project promotes interregional knowledge exchange and experiences for collective action in mountain regions.

Anthropogenic climate change has important consequences for the health of the planet’s ecosystems and for human beings. Understanding the interconnection between the two processes of change is relevant not only to be able to propose comprehensive responses, but above all to understand the systemic and interdependent functioning of socio-ecosystems. Conéctate A+, conducted a literature review to better understand how the links between climate change, biodiversity, and health have been studied in the Tropical Andes region and Central America.

In 2019, alpinism was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity and “shared culture made up of knowledge of the high-mountain environment, the history of the practice and associated values, and specific skills”. However, alpinism is inextricably linked to mountains – places of extraordinary interest that need to be defended even more. The Alpine landscape protection initiatives address issues of territorial planning, sustainable development, tourism, agriculture, and energy, but it is also essential to consider these topics through the lens of mountains’ historical and cultural values.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that total Arctic summer sea ice loss is now inevitable, likely before 2050.

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