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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

particularly vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest concentration of

The certification programme seeks to build knowledge and capacity in local leaders, with a particular focus to assist poor and marginalized communities in preparing for future disasters.

Improved Brick Kiln Technology promises benefits for health, agriculture, and climate

Climate Change continued its roll across the Himalayas in 2015 with its arrival in New Delhi, launching the Indian segment of the open-ended initiative that combines an evolving exhibition with outreach, documentation, creative expression, and

but uneven distribution of benefits can lead to friction between communities and project developers. ICIMOD set out to learn what works and doesn’t work by undertaking the first comprehensive research

How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.

CYMMIT-India to learn about climate-smart agricultural practices as well as

7-18 November 2011: Climate Change and Carbon Assessment for the Benefit of Community Forest in Central and Southeast Asia

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves

of the working group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), a global effort to bring together governments, civil society and the

Climate Change and Carbon Assessment for the Benefit of Community Forest in Central and Southeast Asia

Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.

potential, but the changing climate and likely changes in the hydrological regime may pose a risk to future hydropower development. The changing probabilities and magnitudes of extreme events can place an additional risk

Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are those climate enforcers that have relatively short atmospheric lifetimes but are major contributors to the anthropogenic global greenhouse effect after carbon dioxide (CO2).

livelihood improvement and climate change adaptation, Himalica supported the implementing partner organizations – the Environment Conservation and Development Forum in

possible payment and benefit sharing mechanisms, and also understanding value of ecosystem services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa

international workshop on ‘Benefit Sharing in Hydropower: Examples from Nepal and Implications for Other Countries in the Hindu Kush

New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

Unless countries in the Himalayan and downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis. This was the underlining message of the two-day regional