Showing posts with label mountain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mountain. Show all posts

Monday, August 07, 2017

At least 4 dead after bad weather hits northern Italy

bad weather hits northern Italy
Heavy storms in northern Italy have led to at least four deaths and multiple emergency rescues in some of the country's most mountainous regions, local media reported Sunday.

Friday, December 30, 2016

China debuts the world's tallest bridge; as tall as a skyscraper

China has just opened the world's tallest bridge to traffic, connecting two mountainous provinces and significantly reducing travel time for local residents.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

UN urged to recognize benefits derived from mountain regions as essential for sustainable development


8 January 2014 – As United Nations-led talks on outlining the future global development agenda continue to progress, UN agency officials joined representatives of mountain countries and organizations today at Headquarters to encourage mountain-specific policies in sustainable development strategies, with a particular focus on plans for adaptation and mitigation of climate change.
In connection with 7th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, under way in New York since Monday, the UN Mountain Partnership Secretariat held an event on “Building resilience to climate change in mountain areas,” at which participants considered two major policy papers urging action to ensure that goals, targets and indicators are set to improve the livelihoods of mountain people and to conserve mountain ecosystems.

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