EXPERTISE, EDUCATION AND A LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. THE UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION COMMISSION, WORKING TO SAFEGUARD ALL MOUNTAINS

The upcoming launches of this year’s Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series, both core UIAA projects in the field of mountain sustainability, provides an opportune moment to talk to Dr Carolina Adler, UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President, about the UIAA and the UIAA...

ALPINISM: Application as an Intangible Cultural World Heritage

The following information has been put forward by the Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM) and produced in collaboration with UIAA honorary member Claude Eckhardt. What? The UIAA supports the many facets that make up the mountaineering movement. Among them, alpinism is an activity with...

Dr Carolina Adler appointed Executive Director of Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President Dr Carolina Adler will assume the role of Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) from May 2017. The MRI - http://mri.scnatweb.ch/en/ - now at the Swiss Academies of Sciences, is a multidisciplinary scientific organization that addresses global change issues in mountain regions...

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’.

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 To mark International Mountain Day, UNEP has produced a dedicated report titled ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’. It will be published on 11 December. Its Executive Summary sets the scene for this groundbreaking report. Mountains play an essential...

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY. UIAA GLOBAL MEMBER FEDERATIONS MARK ANNUAL OCCASION

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 The UIAA counts 92 member federations on six continents and in 68 countries. Concern for the environment and spearheading projects related to raising awareness about the fragility of the mountains and the welfare of mountain communities are key components...