Mountain Research and Development

As the leading international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to mountain regions, Mountain Research and Development (MRD) envisions sustainable and resilient futures for mountain societies and mountain environments worldwide, supported by highest-quality knowledge, innovative ideas, impactful dialogue between science, practice, and policy, and a strong community of dedicated people.

MRD advances transformative knowledge for sustainable development in mountains and interconnected lowlands. It publishes high-quality articles on disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research and practice-based insights. It fosters dialogue within science, as well as between science, policy, and practice. It supports development of scientific and communicative capacities. MRD fulfils its mission through strong engagement with individuals, organizations, and networks within and beyond the mountain research and development community.

An Amazigh shepherd in the Saghro Mountains, Morocco, surveys the landscape where he spends his winters with his family and their animals

MRD Talk #02: Engaging with Indigenous and local knowledge for the conservation of mountain landscapes

The second talk in the MRD Talk series, highlighting how working with Indigenous and local knowledge holders is crucial to conserving mountain landscapes.

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Cows and sheep on a grassy hill with Mount Chimborazo in the background

Climate change adaptation in mountains: How to close the gap between policies and local realities?

The first talk in the MRD Talk series, highlighting the crucial role of dialogue between scientists, development practitioners, private-sector representatives, and policymakers in fostering innovative solutions for sustainable and resilient mountain futures.

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View over mountains with fog

Closing the Adaptation Gap in Mountains

This MountainAgenda article introduces a conceptual framework for adaptation gaps. It uses data from 2 major global-scale adaptation reviews to shed light on the nature and true magnitude of the adaptation gap in mountains. It reveals shortcomings in available adaptation options, deficits in the uptake of existing adaptation support, and a general lack of coherence between existing adaptations and keystone global agreements relevant to climate change adaptation.

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