Why mountains matter more than ever

UNCSD’s draft synthesis report on sustainable mountain development for the 2011 Lucerne World Mountain Conference provides the following reasons for why mountains (such as Baguio City) matter more than ever:

1. Mountains provide opportunities for regional and global collaboration.
2. Mountains are the water towers of the world.
3. Mountains are hotspots of global biodiversity.
4. Mountains are a home, a source of income, and a place of diverse cultural heritage.

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