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The 2024 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) takes place in Vienna, Austria and online, from 14–19 April 2024. This event includes confirmation of several exciting, mountain-related sessions, including many convened by representatives of the MRI. The deadline for early bird registration is 18 March 2024.

The 28th meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (UNFCCC COP28), held from 30 November to 13 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, signalled the start of a seven-year sprint to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030. Mountains were in the spotlight for this year's COP, with the MRI supporting several key sessions.

On 27 October 2023, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, and multiple partner organisations including the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), the University of York (UK), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), co-convened a workshop in Kigali, Rwanda within the context of the World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference 2023.  

During the XXV National Congress of Geography's opening on 24 October 2023, Irasema Alcántara Ayala, a member of the MRI Scientific Leadership Council (SLC), was honoured with the "Benito Juárez" Medal by the Academy of Geography of the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics (MSGS). This recognition celebrates her outstanding contributions to geographical science.

The General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will be held in Vienna, Austria and online, from 14–19 April 2024. This event includes several exciting, mountain-related sessions, including several convened by representatives of the MRI. Abstract submission closes 13:00 CET on 10 January 2024.

The workshop, held from the 25 to 27 June 2023 in Bern, Switzerland, aimed to refine the concept of the Uniform High-Elevation Observing Platform (UHOP) and discuss how the prospective network could help deliver an improved understanding of climate change across different elevation gradients and potentially also support other applications such as Early Warning Systems.

On the 5 July 2023, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), GEO Mountains, the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region & Sustainable Caucasus, UNEP/GRID-Geneva, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) co-convened a workshop in Kutaisi, Georgia within the context of the Caucasus Mountain Forum 2023.  

The Joint Body on Mountain Snow Cover is a collaboration between the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the Mountain Research Initiative, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW). The Joint Body was launched in 2022 and will run until 2025.

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