Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF)
Dedicated to promoting sustainable development in mountain communities and environments
At the invitation of the United Nations Mountain Partnership and subsequent confirmation by regional membership, AIMF and the Telluride Institute have established a representation for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and have formally named it VERTEX.
Human activities are having an unprecedented impact on mountain environments, communities, and resources. Mountains cover 27% of our land surface and supply 60-80% of the world's freshwater. They are also a source of key raw materials, essential biological and cultural diversity, and socio-economic vitality.