6 April: Kathmandu Call for Action Adopted by the International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change

The adoption of the Kathmandu Call for Action was a notable outcome of the International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change, organized by the Government of Nepal from 5 to 6 April 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. ICIMOD provided support to the conference, as did a number of other agencies including the Rome-based Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the World Bank, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kathmandu. Participants included ministers responsible for environment and mountain affairs from 10 countries in the global south (South and Central Asia, Africa, and Latin America), over 300 senior delegates, and experts from 25 other countries. The meeting was an important step towards strengthening the mountain agenda in preparation for Rio+20 in June. On 4 April, ICIMOD and the Ministry of Environment of Nepal organized an international expert consultation to provide scientific inputs to the conference. Read more about it at http://www.icimod.org/?q=6887.