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majestic Himalaya draws its name from snow. “Himalaya” is descriptive term in Sanskrit which translates to “abode of snow”. However, snow cover area is decreasing in Himalaya as it is the world over. Global warming is further
According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon
A joint development initiative of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SERVIR works in partnership with leading regional organisations worldwide to help developing
Policy workshop sets ground for a regional assessment of adaptation responses for the Hindu Kush Himalaya
is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion
Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the ICIMOD to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools.
Experts come together to find climate change adaptation solutions beyond boundaries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
New frameworks open up innovative possibilities for conservation and development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
First framing workshop to assess the Hindu Kush Himalayas
and hydrology of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region have been changing in the past and will change in the future. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have
the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, many people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material at or below 0°C for two or more years. The near-surface layer above it thaws during the
Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and
Adaptation knowledge gaps have been identified, repeatedly, as a barrier to widespread and successful adaptation actions. The Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI) recognises this challenge. Initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention
The workshop will be sponsored by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany, within the framework of the project “Sustainable Atmosphere for the Kathmandu
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.
In 2015, global leaders from 194 United Nations member states agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a set of milestones and a roadmap for eradicating poverty and hunger and tackling climate change by 2030.
Training on hydrogeology to enhance the capacity for springwater management in mid hills of the Hindu Kush Himalayas
This workshop is designed to bring the discussion of benefit sharing from hydropower development to the forefront of policy discourse among relevant stakeholders in Nepal, including communities, power projects, civil society organisations, and the
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
Discussion summary - The Earth Debate in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Can We Put a Price on Nature?