Ahead of this year’s United Nations’ International Mountain Day (IMD) – 11 December – the UIAA is promoting a series of initia...
The protection of the mountain environment has always been a chief concern for the UIAA. Today that commitment is as strong as ever. 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.
The UIAA believes all those who have a stake in the well-being of the mountain environment should collectively work to raise awareness about the fragile nature of the mountain ecosystems, as well as to encourage responsible and sustainable behaviour and practices.
The UIAA’s activities focus on:
The UIAA’s work in this field is supported by the Mountain Protection and Access commissions and through core projects like the annual Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series as well as international advocacy on behalf of its members, presence at major international summits and conferences, and activity around the annual 11 December International Mountain Day.
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Dr Carolina ADLER (President),
New Zealand (NZAC)
Michael MAUNSELL (Vice President)
The Netherlands (NKBV)
Ahmed AUPAR, Bangladesh (BMF)
Lode BECKERS, Belgium (CMBEL)
Jan Ivar BOE, Norway (NTK)
Valeska BUCHEMI OLIVEIRA, Brazil (CBME)
Toba DYSION, Indonesia (FPTI)
Mary SANSEVERINO, United States (AAC)