Cryosphere day observed


To highlight the vulnerability of the world’s snow and ice to the impacts of short-lived climate pollutants, the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) organized a Cryosphere Day on 17 November 2013 in line with UNFCCC COP19 at Warsaw.

Representing the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at the event, Dr Arnico Panday, Programme Coordinator Atmosphere Initiative, made a presentation of the activities taking place within ICIMOD’s Regional Programme, Cryosphere and Atmosphere. Under the Cryosphere Initiative, work is underway to assess the state and changes of the Himalayan cryosphere using a combination of field-research, remote sensing, and modeling.   

Photo credit: Luisa Molina/MCE2

Photo: Luisa Molina/MCE2

Dr Arnico Panday also gave an overview of the Atmosphere Initiative and its work in improving the science of short-lived climate pollutants in the Himalayas, as well as the Initiative’s work in mitigation and policy.

The ICCI organized the event in association with Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Molina Center for Energy and the Environment (MCE2), ICIMOD, and EVK2CNR