Welcome to Mountains Connect, an online information source about transboundary + regional mountain governance!

Mountains Connect contributes to increasing knowledge about the importance of transboundary and regional collaboration for sustainable mountain development around the world, contributing to the UN Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions.

This webspace was launched ahead of the 2022 Interregional Mountains Connect Workshop in Vienna, Austria and is continously updated. Click on the image below to get an impression of this inspiring event:

The information on this site is organized along seven dimensions of mountain range governance (MRG) and eight mountain regions. The videos offer an overview of the respective governance dimension with insights from key actors around the world.

A special thanks to all the mountain experts for making the knowledge videos a reality!

Video 1: Locating mountains in governance

Video 2: Crafting collaboration

Video 3: Policy integration

Video 4: Coordinating multiple levels of governance

Video 5: Including civil society

Video 6: Bringing science and policy together

Video 7: Funding sustainable mountain development

In June 2023, a delegation from the Andean Mountain Initiative visited the Alpine Convention and Carpathian Convention to promote exchange and learning. The lessons learnt and opportunities are elaborated in the Mountains Connect Brief: Experience exchange between the Andes, Alps and Carpathians – Exploring mountain governance paths for climate resilient development.

The pages dedicated to each mountain region present regional profiles, summaries of the governance dimensions appearing in the respective video, and links to additional resources.