Mountain Day 2011 is being organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Mountain Partnership Consortium and will seek to highlight the critical role of mountain ecosystems for climate adaptation and sustainable development. It will be held during the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa, at the end of 2011. The event will assemble a high-level panel to advocate the value and role of mountains and call on COP 17 delegates and global development partners to act to save vital mountain ecosystems from the vagaries of climate change. It will also issue policy messages and recommendations relevant to the deliberations at the COP 17.
date: 4 December 2011 venue: The Breakers Resort, 88 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal, 4321 location: Durban, South Africa contact: Madhav Karki phone: +977 1 5003222 fax: +977 1 5003299 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.icimod.org/?q=3895