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Economic valuation of ecosystem services
In partnership with the Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), and the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), ICIMOD is organizing a three day symposium in Dali, China. The symposium will bring researchers and
Hydrological and meteorological equipment handed over for Nepal
Mount Kailash: Sacred Routes Making Ways for Sustainability
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
Knowledge generation and use
High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods
Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to
The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.
The Indian butter tree is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain
Mountains offer ideal conditions for hydropower, 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
on the fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to help mountain people understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new
Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing
NASA Administrator launches SERVIR-Himalaya Programme with ICIMOD in Kathmandu
The Center for Environment and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) received the Adaptation at Scale Prize, Protsahan Puraskar (award for encouragement) for the successful implementation of Resilient Mountain Village