Working Towards Sustainable Mountain Systems: Lessons from the Mountain Sentinels Fellows

Authors: Julia Klein*, Colorado State University, Siya Aggrey, Stellenbosch University, Uganda, Phurwa Dhondup, University of Colorado, Katie Kamelamela, Hawaii Tropical Experimental Forest
Topics: Sustainability Science, Human-Environment Geography, Mountain Environments
Keywords: mountains, sustainability, COVID-19, diversity
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM
Room: Virtual 11
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Mountain people and environments are facing multiple pressures, yet also there are also opportunities for resilience and transformation. In this talk, we introduce the Mountain Sentinels Fellows, who represent mountain peoples from around the world. They will discuss challenges their communities face in the mountains - and how COVID has interacted with existing threats. They will showcase on-going projects to move towards just and sustainable mountain systems. Fellows will speak about work in the mountains of Nepal, Tajikistan, Rwanda, the US, often with Indigenous perspectives.

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