Contributing to policymaking at local, national and global levels

This is achieved through direct interaction with policy makers, contributing to national documents, bringing together the region’s policy makers, and speaking at global fora.

A series of national-level policy gap analyses has been initiated. The analysis on Nepal is complete and analyses on Bhutan and India are being conducted.

The Atmosphere Initiative worked with Nepal’s Department of Environment to develop a master plan for Nepal’s air quality monitoring network, which is being built with contributions from multiple sources.

ICIMOD’s engagement with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) increased significantly in 2015, serving not only as a lead partner in its health and regional assessment initiatives, but also on the CCAC Steering Committee.

ICIMOD hosted CCAC’s Working Group meeting in Kathmandu in February 2015. This allowed ICIMOD to highlight HKH-specific issues at a global level, while also raising awareness of ICIMOD’s unique position to address regional and transboundary issues in the region.