The UIAA and
The protection of the mountain environment has always been a chief concern for the UIAA. From its very earliest years, UIAA members were active in opposing schemes like the construction of cable cars and railroads in the Alps. Later the focus turned to issues like the problem of visitors leaving behind waste in the mountains, pollution from tourist flights and the use of helicopters to access remote areas. Today that commitment is as strong as ever.
The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission, founded in 1969, is one of the foremost authorities regarding the question of sustainability in mountain regions. Furthermore, the UIAA reinforced its commitment to tackling climate change by creating a dedicated taskforce.