The atmosphere ignores international boundaries; emissions from one country can have impacts in other countries.

  • Improve knowledge about emissions sources, and their socio-economic determinants within and upwind of the HKH region.
  • Improve knowledge about atmospheric processes and change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region through field campaigns, long-term monitoring, remote sensing, and chemistry-transport modelling.
  • Improve knowledge about the impacts of atmospheric on climate, ecosystems, cryosphere, hydrology, agriculture, tourism as well as on health and livelihoods of women and men of the HKH region.
  • Identify, pilot, and disseminate effective, gender responsive, socio-culturally acceptable and technical feasible mitigation options to reduce their emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere and their impacts.
  • Enhance capacity of partners in the region to understand atmospheric processes, changes and their impacts, and to implement appropriate mitigation options.
  • Establish an atmosphere knowledge hub at ICIMOD to foster communication and collaboration across borders and to share data and knowledge.
  • Make policy recommendations about atmospheric issues at national, regional, and global levels.