Why Mountain Day?

Almost 90 of the world’s countries have more than one-quarter of their territory in the mountains. More than 50% of the world’s population depends on water sourced from mountains. Mountains also provide high-quality natural products, rich agro-biodiversity, habitats for rare and endangered flora and fauna, and resources for tourism and ...

Mountain Day 2011

Mountain Day

4 December 2011

Durban, South Africa

Highlighting the Critical Role of Mountain Ecosystems for Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development


Press releases

'Mountain Day' at COP17 Calls for Urgent Actions to Save the World’s Mountain Ecosystems

7 Dec 2011, Durban, South Africa

New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

4 Dec 2011, Durban, South Africa