The Mountains Connect website forms part of the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) collaborative programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) that aims to boost the resilience and adaptation of mountain communities in the face of climate change (download the programme brochure).

Promoting interregional exchange of knowledge and experiences for collective action in mountain regions is at the core of Mountains Connect. Learning about the various approaches for collaboration and joint decision making shall inspire and support regional mountain governance around the world.

A@A is a partnership of:

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC (-> link)
  • Mountain Research Initiative, MRI (-> link)
  • Consorcio para el Desarollo Sostenible de la Ecoregión Andina, CONDESAN (-> link)
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD (-> link)
  • United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP (-> link)
  • Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI (-> link)
  • University of Geneva, UNIGE (-> link)
  • Zoï Environment Network, Zoï (-> link)


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