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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Scientific data and assessments are essential for understanding how it is changing over time. They provide necessary ingredients for evidence-based policy for climate actions from local to global

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

Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas

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This issue contains news, events, staff updates, highlights activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.

Research and Training Expedition to Yala Glacier in Nepal Builds the Capacity of Partners and Students

Cryosphere describes elements of the earth containing water in a natural frozen state. This can come in the form of glaciers, snow cover, lake and river ice, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of

Students learn glacier mass balance measurement

Two eyes on Asia - Living with too much and too little water in the Himalayan region