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environmental change and sustainabledevelopmentin mountains
Mountain Watch 
provides a new map-based synthesis of information onenvironmental change, and its implications for sustainable development,in mountains. It is designed to assist achievement both of the MillenniumDevelopment Goals, which aim to ensure environmental sustainabilityand improve people's livelihoods, and the Plan of Implementation of theWorld Summit on Sustainable Development, agreed in Johannesburg, SouthAfrica, in 2002.
Mountain Watch 
profiles methods to assess mountain ecosystems,the pressures that affect them and the services they provide to people. A newanalysis of global data is supplemented by regional and local case studiesdrawn from around the world. Tools are provided for decision-makers toensure that development sustains mountain environments and the peoplewho depend on them.The report is designed to support an assessment process, launchedat the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit during the International Year ofMountains, 2002. This will involve a series of regional workshops, bringingtogether many stakeholders living in and visiting mountain regions, and willlead to the production of a
World Atlas of Mountain Environments 
Mountain Watch 
was compiled by UNEP-WCMC and the UNEPMountain Programme, in collaboration with the GEF, UNEP Regional Offices,UNEP GRID Centres and other partners, as a contribution to theInternational Year of Mountains, for which FAO is the lead UN agency,in collaboration with governments, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO and other partners.
United Nations Environment ProgrammeP.O. Box 30552 Nairobi, KenyaTel: + 254 2 621234Fax:+254 2 623927E-mail:cpiinfo@unep.orgWebsite: www.unep.org
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL,United KingdomTel:+44 (0) 1223 277314Fax:+44 (0) 1223 277136E-mail: info@unep-wcmc.org
http://www.unep-wcmc.orgUNEP Mountain Programme
15 Chemin des Anemones,CH-1219, Chatelaine, Geneva,SwitzerlandTel:+41 22 917 8273/8481Fax:+41 22 917 8004E-mail: mountains@unep.ch
http://www.globalmountainsummit.orgISBN 1 899628 20 7
environmental change& sustainable developmentin
The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of UNEP or contributory organizations. The designations employed andthe presentations do not imply the expressions of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or contributory organizations concerning the legalstatus of any country, territory, city or area or its authority, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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