UNCSD Rio +20 Mountain Pavilion

Contract partner: United Nations Environment Programme - Vienna Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00 Project start: 01.09.2012 End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

UNEP, through its ROE/Vienna Office—ISCC, in collaboration with many partners, participated in the organization of the Mountain Pavilion by providing substantive input to it. As coordinator of theme 3 ”Investment in Mountains: Extractive industries, tourism, infrastructure, clean energy and land-use change”, UNEP had the task of actively contributing to the above mentioned theme by coordinating the relevant content of the Pavilion and undertook various concrete activities including several workshops and conferences as well as production and display of thematic posters.

Following the successful Mountain Pavilion and having a specific mountain language contained in the Rio+20 outcome document, UNEP and ADA have decided to continue to demonstrate strong leadership and to jointly promote sustainable mountain development on the global level, by exploring opportunities and defining possible concrete follow-up activities.

Specific activities undertaken will inter alia include the analysis of Rio+20 outcome document (and its mountain section) and in collaboration with other partners (such as CONDESAN, GRID Arendal) definition of possible concrete activities and initiatives contributing to SMD on the global level.

project number 2674-00/2012
source of funding OEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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