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Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

17-19 September 2013 | Erzurum, Turkey

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Highlights for Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Mountain PartnershipThe Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership continued on Wednesday, 18 September in Erzurum, Turkey. In the morning, delegates took part in a discussion on mountains in Rio+20 and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This was followed by presentations on knowledge platforms for sustainable mountain development, and on regional coordination mechanisms in Europe and the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, delegates attended the Partnership Fair and participated in Working Groups focused on advocacy; joint action; knowledge management and communication; capacity development and technology transfer; and resource mobilization. Side events took place during lunchtime and in the evening.

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Image of an image of wind erosion control efforts in Turkey, as featured in the meeting venue
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Morning session
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The packed room of the morning plenary session
Harald Egerer, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Anita Paul, PAN Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation
Andrew Taber, The Mountain Institute
Delegates chatting during a tea break

Afternoon Session
The Partnership Fair booth of the National Meteorological Institute of Costa Rica
The Partnership Fair booth for Balyolu, "The Honey Road"
The Working Group on Advocacy
The Working Group on Knowledge Management and Communication

Side Events
Lunchtime side event on adaptation and mitigation in increasing disasters in the mountains, presented by Prakriti Group and CEE Himalaya
Handicraft tables at an evening side event on mountain livelihood and the transformational role of women, presented by UCA and Central Asia members
Related Links
Meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting programme

*Mountain Partnership basic documents

*Third Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 19 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Second Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 28-29 October 2004, Cusco, Peru

*First Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 5-6 October 2003, Merano, Italy



IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Mountain Day 2 - “Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities”, 3 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS briefing note of the Meeting of the Mountain Focus Group, 14 December 2011, New York City, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of Mountain Day 1, 4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings)

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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