'Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration' is focus of 15th annual International Mountain Day

The 2017 theme of International Mountain Day, “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration,” invites people from around the world to focus on environmental factors, such as climate change, that lead to mountain community issues such as hunger and migration. #mountainsunderpressure #climatechange #sameworld

On Dec. 11, 2002, the Mountain Partnership declared Dec. 11 as the annual International Mountain Day, a day that celebrates and brings attention to the importance of mountains, according to Thomas Hofer, the Mountain Partnership coordinator. “The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world,” according to the Mountain Partnership website. To read more please click here

 

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