The Carpathians are one of Europe's largest mountain ranges, a unique natural treasure of great beauty and ecological value, and home of the headwaters of major rivers. They also constitute a major ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and living environment in the heart of Europe, shared by numerous peoples and countries.

The Carpathian Convention is a subregional treaty to foster the sustainable development and the protection of the Carpathian region. It has been signed in May 2003 by seven Carpathian States (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine).      Read more


Interactive map presenting the scope of application of the Carpathian Convention and its Protocols.     Read more


The Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains  online Read more


The Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Central Asian mountains  online English summary

Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions Sources and Solutions online

Investing in Sustainable Mountain Development. Opportunities, Resources and Benefits online


6th Forum Carpaticum in 2020

The next Forum Carpaticum will take place in Brno in the Czech Republic on 23-26 June 2020 

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Carpathian Convention Seminar on Education for Sustainable Development

Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people - High-level event

UNFCCC COP24 Katowice,

11 December 2018 

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The Plastic Cup – beating plastic pollution along the Tisza River!

Read a story about the Plastic Cup, initiated to remove plastic debris from the river’s banks, and the winning race JoinTisza team, where also UN Environment Vienna Office – Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention was participating in.  

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