The Mountain Partnership — a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to mountain peoples and environments globally — and co-hosts, the state of Colorado, the City of Aspen, the Aspen Institute and the Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF), hosted the Sixth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership in Aspen, Colorado on September 26-29, 2022.
It is the only United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to mountain peoples and environments, with over 450 members from 96 countries, including national and local governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, private sector businesses and nonprofits. It was the first time in North America for the United Nations alliance Mountain Partnerships Mountains Matter Ideas to Action. The pillars of the work of the alliance are advocacy, capacity development, communications and knowledge management as well as joint projects among members.
Climate experts, government representatives and stakeholders who study the unique impacts of climate change on mountain communities were in Aspen to discuss the triple crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss mountain communities face around the world. Aspen was the first local municipality in the United States to set a climate action plan and the first U.S. government to join the Mountain Partnership.
For more information on The Mountain Partnership go to https://www.fao.org/mountain-partnership