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climate pollutants (SLCPs) are agents that have relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere — a few days to a few decades — and a warming influence on climate. The main SLCPs are black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone. Aside from

Realising the increasing effects of atmospheric changes on the fragile ecosystems and well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is organizing a three-day training workshop entitle, “Application of LEAP – IBC (Long-range Energy Alternatives

climate pollutants, or SLCPs. Training attendees were given a short overview on LEAP-IBC and its many potential benefits for developing improved emissions

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Part of the climate change experienced in the Himalayan region is a result of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), which can remain in the atmosphere and impact the climate for centuries.

climate pollutants (SLCPs) in Asia on 19 November at the Japan Pavilion during the 19th Conference of Parties to

High-level assembly in Norway

The monsoon rain that fell incessantly from 11 to 14 August inundated Biratnagar, the industrial capital of Nepal. The city’s airport, the second largest in Nepal, remained submerged for over a week.



Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) meets in Kathmandu to tackle air pollution

The Government of Bangladesh’s Department of Environment (DOE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) are hosting a Stakeholder Consultative Workshop on the National

Studies show that using more efficient technologies, mainly during the firing of bricks, can reduce pollutant emissions by 10–50%, depending on the process, scale and fuel used. The Brick Production Initiative (BPI) of the Climate and Clean Air

Air pollution has become part of life for people across large parts of Asia. Thick smog chokes cities and their inhabitants as black exhaust from diesel engines clogs the air on daily commutes.

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)’s Working Group Meeting was hosted by ICIMOD in Kathmandu on 24-25 February 2015. The two-day meeting brought together people from almost 100 state and non-state

Though we at ICIMOD were pleased to co-host and organize this week’s IPCC gathering in Kathmandu, the message about climate change was rather grim. Unless we take action now, global temperature averages could rise above the 2 degree level set

The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) is a collaborative effort between FAO, UNDP and UN Environment. It builds on the convening power

Open burning is common in the HKH and a convenient way for farmers to eliminate of large quantities of crop residue. This practice also serves to prepare fields for the next crop cycle – wheat in spring and rice in summer.

Particles of emissions produced by cook stoves are deposited on kitchen walls and ceilings, turning them black over time. This is a common sight in many villages in Nepal. This observation led a team supervised by Siva Praveen Puppala, an Atmosphere