Research projects at global scale


The world's mountains, and their people, are influenced by many forces of global change. The Centre for Mountain Studies has been involved in several projects at the global scale. More information about this work can be found below.

Mountain Forests in a Changing World (2011)

Commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Deveopment and Cooperation and published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this report on mountain forests was a contribution to the International Year of Forests (2011).

Global and environmental change in mountain regions (GLOCHAMORE, 2003-2005)

The Centre for Mountain Studies was a member of the consortium for a Specific Support Action within the EU Sixth Framework Programme, 'Global Change in Mountain Regions: An Integrated Assessment of Causes and Consequences' (GLOCHAMORE). The project comprised a series of product-oriented scientific workshops and a major conference, with the aim of furthering understanding of the causes and impacts of global change in mountain regions.

IUCN Mountain Initiative Taskforce report: Conservation and sustainable development in mountain areas (2004)

For the 3rd World Conservation Congress in 2004, Professor Martin Price compiled an illustrated portfolio of projects on conservation and sustainable development projects in mountain areas. This work was instrumental in the adoption of a resolution at the Congress, calling on the IUCN to strengthen and broaden its activities in mountain areas.

Mountains of the world reports (2000-2002)

Three reports compiled by Mountain Agenda (with Professor Martin Price as lead editor) on issues related to mountain areas.