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Extreme heat conditions in South Asia are making the headlines for the second year in a row. The HI-AWARE project is currently studying this Extreme heat and ways to cope with it in three major cities in South Asia; Delhi in India, Faisalabad in

Knowledge Forum on Climate Resilient Development in the Himalayan and Downstream Regions

The starting point of the paper is that the concept of climate refugees is flawed. As numerous studies have highlighted, it builds on a simplistic understanding of the interaction between ecological conditions and socio-economic processes; it

Developing countries, especially poor and vulnerable populations in these countries, are disproportionately bearing the adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors. People are responding to these impacts with a mix of in-situ and ex-situ

Mountains may be rugged and majestic, but they’re also fragile environments that are 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

Working closely with the SERVIR Applied Science team, SERVIR-HKH is implementing weather research and long- and short-term forecasting models, and deploying climate services for consumption across other service areas—agriculture and droughts.

The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.

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Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas

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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

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HICAP in the news

Kathmandu, the Nepali capital, is a city with 100 percent reach to the national grid, but it is reeling under 14-16 hours of daily load shedding. Visiting Rasuwa, which has 71 percent access to the national grid, our team hadn’t anticipated

Kathmandu, the Nepali capital, is a city with 100 percent reach to the national grid, but it is reeling under 14-16 hours of daily load shedding. Visiting Rasuwa, which has 71 percent access to the national grid, our team hadn’t anticipated

ICIMOD participates in the SAARC Working Group on Monsoon Meeting

A new mechanism to be established for averting cyclone-induced disasters in Nepal