Mountain Biodiversity Day

Mountains, their biodiversity and the vital ecosystem services play a key role for the well-being of people worldwide. Mountain regions of the world, biodiverse and rich in cultural heritages, are strongly exposed to factors such as climate change, land use change and others that threaten their biodiversity and their potential to act as refugia for species. Therefore, mountain ecosystems need protection, whereas mountain regions offer multiple approaches for adaptation and for sustainable responses to climate change at the same time.

The Mountain Biodiversity Day is hosted by the outgoing French Presidency of the Alpine Convention in cooperation with the French Presidency of the EU-Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).  The event is jointly coordinated by the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC),  the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention and the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention as well as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

During the event simultaneous translation will be provided between French, German, Italian, Slovenian, English.