ICIMOD sees Rio+20 as an important chance to redefine the mountain agenda considering new challenges that have evolved over the last two decades. ICIMOD is working with key institutions worldwide to make sure that the issues of mountainous countries and regions are clear and are noticed by UNCSD and other global processes. ICIMOD attends UNCSD as a recognized intergovernmental organization.

ICIMOD Events  at RIO20+

Global Youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Sustainable Actions

15 June 2012

11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Mountain Pavilion

Mountain Knowledge Solutions for Sustainable Green Economy Through an Improved Water, Food, Energy, and Environment Nexus

18 June 2012 

9:30 - 11:00 

Venue: RioCentro, Room: P3-A

Role of Mountains in Promoting Green Growth Strategies and Making Development Sustainable 

19 June 2012

11:00 - 13:00 

Venue: Mountain Pavilion

Women at the Frontline of Sustainable Mountain Development

22 June 2012

11:00 - 1:00

Venue: Mountain Pavilion

Relevant Declaration

  • Kathmandu Declaration on Green Economy and Sustainable Mountain Development [PDF, 122KB]
  • Lucerne World Mountain Conference: Call for Action
  • Asia Pacific Youth Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development [PDF, 43KB] 
  • Kathmandu Call for Action
  • 'Mountain Day' at COP17 Calls for Urgent Actions
  • Asia Pacific Youth Position Paper Towards Rio +20 [PDF]

Mountain Pavilion

13 - 24 June 2012 

  • Show-casing the Great Himalaya Trail – Climate Smart Trek by Himalayan Climate Initiative
  • ICIMOD exhibition booth and multimedia presentation

Mountain Youth’s Appeal to Rio+20 Delegates



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Events Coverage

Mountain Knowledge Solutions for Sustainable Green Economy and Improved Water, Food, Energy, and Environment Nexus

Other Resource

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform