Side event “Arctic Lessons for the Himalayan/Third Pole Region”


One of the sessions of the assembly will focus on,‘Arctic Lessons for the Himalayan/ Third Pole Region’ which is being organized by ICIMOD along with Climate Research Fund and Skoll Global Threats Fund’. Dr David Molden, ICIMOD Director General, and Dr Eklabya Sharma, Director of Programme Operations at ICIMOD, will be participating in the event to put forward issues of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. 

The Arctic Circle is an open assembly designed to facilitate broad international dialogue and foster greater cooperation on Arctic issues. The inaugural Arctic Circle will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 12–14 October 2013.

The platform will be used to present the idea of the assessment book “A Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Action to Sustain the Global Asset” and discuss the possibilities of Himalayan Council. 

The mission of the Arctic Circle is to facilitate dialogue and build relationships to address rapid changes in the Arctic and to strengthen the decision-making process by bringing together as many international partners as possible to interact under one large ‘open tent’. The Arctic Circle will facilitate working meetings across issues and organizations and provide a forum for discussions hosted by different international and Arctic institutions. 

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