Mountain regions cover about a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and are home to a quarter of the world’s population. They are important sources of freshwater and centres of biological and cultural diversity. Rising global temperatures are causing unprecedented changes and are accompanied by an increased risk of disasters.
High Mountain Summit
WMO is convening a High Mountain Summit to foster high-level dialogue and engage decision-makers and local actors to develop a roadmap to science-based, user-driven knowledge and information systems supporting sustainable development and risk reduction in mountain and downstream regions.