Mountain Research and Development Journal

Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the Caucasus Mountains in a Context of Ongoing Geopolitical Shifts

VOL 44 | NO 3
Call for papers open

We invite assessments of development and policy experiences, empirical studies on topics emphasized in the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda, and systematic reviews of research, policies, or action.

Open Issue

VOL 43 | NO 1
February 2023

Read about a new interactive mudflow database in Kazakhstan, a social innovation in a Swiss Alpine valley, an agenda for a people-centered energy transition in mountains, and more in this open issue.

Mountain Resilience: A Tool for Mudflow Risk Management in the Ile Alatau Mountains, Kazakhstan

By Ainur Mussina et al

The authors present a newly developed interactive database on mudflows that can serve as a risk reduction tool for residents and businesses in mountain areas.

MRD’s International Editorial Board embarks on a new 3-year term

The editors thank all previous members for their highly valued service and warmly welcome several new members. We’re excited to work with such a diverse group of experts from around the world!

How can social innovations contribute to local mountain economies? Learnings from science and practice

25 April 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST  Online 

MRD authors and other panelists shared insights and inspiring experiences from the Swiss Alps, the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Georgia, and Ecuador. Click to read the key insights and watch the recording!

Call for contributions to MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections

MRD invites papers for its MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections. They should provide insights on how we can achieve sustainable development or what kind of sustainable development we want.

Renewable Electricity Production in Mountain Regions: Toward a People-Centered Energy Transition Agenda

By Christopher A. Scott et al

Transition to renewable electricity centered on mountain people requires political commitment, effective policies, technological innovation, and effective social and environmental impact remediation.

Open Science as a Means to Decolonize Scientific Publishing and Foster Fairer Research Collaborations

MRD’s editorial team is cohosting an online workshop with the University of Bern’s Open Science team. Join us on 9 May, 9–11 AM CEST, to reflect on alternative ways of producing and sharing knowledge!

Social Innovations and the Mountain Economy: The Case of 100% Valposchiavo and Its Influence on Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

By Anna-Lena Stettler and Heike Mayer

The 100% Valposchiavo initiative brings together diverse players in a Swiss mountain region. This study shows how this social innovation enables SMEs to reduce their dependence on economic growth.

Migration Trends, Impacts, and Pathways to Sustainability in Mountain Areas

VOL 44 | NO 1

How can migration contribute to sustainable development in mountains? Articles will assess innovative interventions, examine migration trends, and provide agendas for research, policy, and action.

Weaving Together Knowledges—Collaborations in Support of the Wellbeing of Mountain Peoples and Regions

VOL 42 | NO 4
November 2022

Born from a fruitful partnership with the Canadian Mountain Network, this issue showcases examples of knowledge coproduction between mountain researchers and Indigenous Peoples from across the globe.

Focus Topics

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