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In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and

Nakul Chettri

The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School, the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) and the International Centre for

Economic valuation of ecosystem services

Workshop on Impact Pathways and Annual Planning for KSLCDI

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with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. Mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,

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In 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

SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Technical Training

Aditi Mukherji

In 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

A new project brings together researchers from China, india, and nepal to study sediment dynamics in the Koshi basin

“Climate + Change - Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains, Our Future” initiative is an innovative, open-ended initiative to foster Climate Smart Communities throughout the Indian Himalayan region. Becoming Climate Smart requires increased

document the cause, process, evolution, and effects of the lake outburst and also assess potential GLOF hazards from glacial lakes in the adjoining valley. ICIMOD joined the Bhutanese team to investigate the lake outburst situated in the Mo Chu

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