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COP 17 - United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011




Durban, South Africa

Date & Time

28 November 2011 to 09 December 2011

The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 – officially the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 7) to the Kyoto Protocol – will take place in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will be joining hands with its regional member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan), other mountainous countries around the globe, Mountain Partnership Consortium members, international development partners, and non-governmental and civil society organisations in its member countries in efforts to influence the international debate on climate change in favour of sustainable mountain development.

ICIMOD’s activities will include contributing new knowledge to the climate change debate, raising awareness, and building partnership among governments, organisations, and experts to mainstream the mountain agenda in the UNFCCC process and in other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).

For more information, please contact:

Dr Madhav Karki, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD
Dr Bhaskar Karky, UNFCCC Focal Point, ICIMOD
Mr Tek Jung Mahat, Asia Pacific Mountain Network Node Manager, ICIMOD


Exhibit at COP 17

Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC), and Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC)

ICIMOD will also have an information booth at the COP 17 venue, from where the visitors can collect relevant publications, get information about relevant events and meet ICIMOD experts and associated partners.

A microsite is developed as  where we aim to put further details as developed and agreed with the partners. We are also working with our global partners – members of the Mountain Partnership Consortium (MPC) to ensure there is coordination at higher level to advocate mountain issues. MPC/Mountain Forum has also developed a separate microsite with global scope. You can access it at: http://climatechange.mtnforum.org/en

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