Investing in mountain regions is essential for global sustainable development
Investing in mountain regions is decisive for the future not only of mountain regions but of the planet as a whole. It is also crucial for achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals formulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Mountains support the livelihoods of millions of people who live in them as well as in the lowlands. But in many mountain regions, development lags behind and poverty rates are high. Without investment, prospects for improvement are scant, as national and international development policies still pay little attention to the specific challenges faced by mountain inhabitants. The publication Investing in Sustainable Mountain Development: Opportunities, Resources and Benefits looks at investments from the perspective of sustainable development. The 19 case studies are presented in the story map below.
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Citation: Wymann von Dach, S., Bachmann, F., Borsdorf, A., Kohler, T., Jurek, M. & Sharma, E., eds. 2016. Investing in Sustainable Mountain Development: Opportunities, Resources and Benefits. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP). 76pp. DOI: 10.7892/boris.74058