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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that total Arctic summer sea ice loss is now inevitable, likely before 2050.

New UNESCO data highlight the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites, with glaciers in a third of sites set to disappear by 2050. But it is still possible to save the other two-thirds, if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial period. This will be a major challenge for COP27.

 The Jury of the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity led by Dr. Angela Merkel, selected the IPCC and IPBES out of 116 nominations from 41 countries, in recognition of “…the role of science on the front line of tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.”

The World Network Mountain Biosphere Reserves (WNMBR) launches new website, advancing its effort to unite mountain communities to conserve biodiversity, generate knowledge, and promote sustainable development.

Outcomes of the 6th Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership.

New policy brief sets the tone for tackling plastic pollution during the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development.

Researchers from ETH Zurich are studying how alpine vegetation is responding to a warming climate – and how some plant communities are continuing to stand firm against newcomers from lower elevations.

IPBES Values Assessment finds more than 50 methods and approaches exist to make the diverse values of nature visible.

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