7 December: Snow and glacier reports released at Mountain Day, Durban

Two reports on ‘The status of glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region’ and ‘Snow-cover mapping and monitoring in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas’ were launched on 4 December during Mountain Day, which was held in parallel with UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. The reports were released by Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Honourable Hem Raj Tater, Environment Minister, Nepal. Representatives from 195 countries were present during the release. Read more www.icimod.org/?q=5934  and www.icimod.org/mountainday