Speaker's Profile

Dr Tor Halfdan Aase

Dr Tor Halfdan Aase is Professor at Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway, and affiliated Senior Researcher at Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Oslo. He has carried out research in the Himalayan region on various topics, including in Gilgit, Pakistan (hydropower); Uttarakhand, India (innovations in agriculture); and Manang, Nepal (farming and land use). Dr Aase is presently in charge of a component on the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) labelled ‘place-based studies’, which comprises intensive case studies on the capacity to adapt to climate change in rural communities in China, Nepal, India, and Pakistan.