An emerging global network of mountain observatories! 

4-Link to MRI Image Galleries

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3-Skiing infrastructure, Europe

Global change has profound effects on (winter) tourism, water availability, and biodiversity.

2-Trade, market, Peru

Indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including indigenous peoples' holistic view of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change, but these have not been used consistently in existing adaptation efforts. (IPCC Synthesis Report 2014, p 26)

1-Urban agglomeration, Sion, CH

Multifunctional valleys and urban centres are as much part of the Alps as are remote pastures. See for example the 2014 Spatial Strategy of Alpine Regions in Switzerland. 

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