COP15 - Our Work and Participation


A number of our Connectivity and Mountains Network members are participating and speaking at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December 2009. Here are some examples.


Natural Solutions (2.6mb) is a multi-organisation report that looks at protected areas and climate change. The report was launched at a workshop in Granada in early December and was launched to the press in Copenhagen on December 8th.

A three language version of the summary will be available in 2010. There are plans for Spanish and French language versions.


Nepali Cabinet holds meeting at the base of Mount Everest to highlight climate change impacts on the Himalaya  (see photo above)

Summiteers' Summit to Save the Himalayas (S3H) took place Dec. 11th, International Mountain Day in the center of Copenhagen. This event brought together famous mountaineers from around the world to lead a march through the streets of Copenhagen in support the protection of the Himalayas from the impacts of climate change.


The event included the announcement of the Declaration to Save the Himalayas.

Another S3H event and march are planned for March 19, 2010 in front of the United Nations building in New York City.

Here are some photos from some of our Mountains Biome Network members who attended the 2009 S3H event:

Elizabeth Fox

Linda McMillan