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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.

the extent to which open burning of agricultural residue and waste causes black carbon emissions and to explore mitigation options, a two-day long conference titled ‘Mitigation of Emissions from Open agricultural burning in the Wider

As part of an Atmosphere Initiative research, Manisha Mehra, a research associate at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the 2016 recipient of the Atmosphere Initiative PhD Fellowship, is undertaking an

Realizing the unavoidable effect of air pollution on health, visibilty and overall well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of ICIMOD was established in January 2013. The initiative aims to improve our

officials, and agricultural experts from 10 districts of the mid-hill region of Nepal gathered at Hotel View Bhrikuti in Godavari to discuss the findings of a three-year (2013-2016) randomized

Jointly organized by International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) and ICIMOD, the conference is part of the project sponsored by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)

by excessive vegetative burning. Anthropogenic fires — fires resulting from, or the influence of, human beings — have become the most economic tool for clearing native

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In recent years Nepal has been increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook

Articles Voices from the field Media Coverage जनता उठ्न खोज्ने, सरकार थेचार्ने 25 May 2017, Published in Setopati Mapping and Monitoring Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya 09 May

Days Training Field Visits Outreach Events Product Launch Meeting Past Events International Conference on Mountain Waters and Livelihood, in conjunction with the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) Annual Meeting


Articles Voices from the field News Archive Pakistani team travels to China to explore possibilities for strengthening yak value chains in Pakistan 05 May 2017 Strengthening engagement with the private sector for sustainable mountain

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

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Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...