Improving understanding of impacts of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and atmospheric change on the cryosphere, water cycle, ecosystems, agriculture, human health, income, tourism, gender and livelihoods

Solar and wind powered autonomous instrument packages to measure black carbon and meteorology at high altitude glacial locations has been installed in Langtang, Nepal (4,900 m) and will be installed in Chele La, Bhutan (4,100 m). These will help assess the role of black carbon in the melting of Himalayan snow and ice.

As part of a broader study on persistent winter fog over the Indo-Gangetic Plain, ICIMOD has carried out a community-based study of the impacts of the fog on the lives and incomes of the poorest.