International Mountain Day (Re-blogged)

Happy International Mountain Day.

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Today, 11 December, marks International Mountain Day. Hereā€™s some information about it from the United Nations website:

ā€œInternational Mountain Day has its roots in 1992, when the adoption of Chapter 13 of Agenda 21 ā€œManaging Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Developmentā€ at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development put a milestone in the history of mountain development. The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN General Assembly to declare 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. On this occasion, the UN General Assembly has designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as ā€œInternational Mountain Dayā€. FAO is the coordinating agency for the coordinating this celebration (IMD) and is mandated to lead observance of it at the global level. The Water and Mountains Team of the Forestry Department is responsible for coordinating this international process.

Mountains provide freshwater, energy and food ā€“ resources that will beā€¦

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