Roping up at COP21

During International Mountain Day on Friday 11 December, the UIAA organised an initiative from its Call from the Mountains booth at COP21.

Roping up at COP21 for International Mountain Day

As part of its commitment to climate change, the UIAA was present in Paris for COP21, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. On International Mountain Day, the UIAA welcomed leaders, representatives from national and international NGOs, journalists, politicians and all citizens in attendance at the event to rope up together.

Roping up is standard practice in mountaineering. It’s the best way to reach a summit, by facing difficulties and dangers together. This rope embodies the need for emergency action in order to preserve our mountains. Mountaineers will support strong political decisions. Nobody can face the challenges of global warming without solidarity. The aim was to demonstrate the strength of their determination to combat global warming and to invite governments to take into consideration the need of mountain preservation.

Roping up at COP21 for International Mountain Day

Details on the UIAA’s involvement at COP21 and climate change is available here.