Consultative Workshop on Understanding Drivers of Ecosystem Change and Livelihoods in the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan

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ICIMOD, in collaboration with Rangeland Research Institute (RR) /Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) and Pakistan Wildlife Foundation is organizing a consultative workshop on Understanding Drivers of Ecosystem Change and Livelihoods in the Upper Indus Basin (Gilgit, Hunza and Chitral), Pakistan within the framework of Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) at PARC complex, Islamabad.  Representatives of related organizations, government departments and representatives of Forestry, Wildlife, Zoology, Botany and Environment departments from academia have been invited to the workshop. The proposed 2-day consultative workshop is one step towards developing a common framework for assessing drivers of ecosystem change and valuation of ecosystem services in the Upper Indus Basin.

The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP), is a five year programme contributing to enhanced resilience to change, particularly climate change, through improved understanding of vulnerabilities, opportunities and potentials for adaptation, and the development of strategies and policies based on scientific/evidence-based knowledge in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region.

Workshop objectives:

  • Share and discuss the state of ecosystems and their services in the Upper Indus River Basin
  • Share and discuss the drivers of ecosystem change in the Upper Indus River Basin in order to make common understanding on drivers of ecosystem change.