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The ICIMOD study analyzes the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from diesel generating (DG) sets used during electricity outages in the Kathmandu Valley—by switching from individual DG sets to micro-grids.

in Kathmandu is extremely polluted, with fine particles (PM2.5) being the major cause of concern. If you ask the average resident where all the pollution is coming from, many will point the blame at vehicles. But when we look for ways to reduce

specifically to develop an emission inventory of short-lived climate pollutants, or SLCPs. Training attendees were given a short overview on LEAP-IBC and its many potential benefits for developing improved emissions

climate pollutants (SLCPs) are agents that have relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere — a few days to a few decades — and a warming influence on climate. The main SLCPs are black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone. Aside

Consultation meeting explores measures to reduce emissions of short-lived atmospheric pollutants

While in recent years we have been choking and coughing through ground-level air pollution, and Himalayan peaks have disappeared behind a regional haze, the larger picture of air pollution may be changing.

of emissions produced by cook stoves are deposited on kitchen walls and ceilings, turning them black over time. This is a common sight in many villages in Nepal. This observation led a team supervised by Siva Praveen Puppala, an Atmosphere

pollution and the problems associated with it have gained the attention of people in the Hindu Kush Himalaya and the world at large. As more studies reveal the linkages between air pollution and human health, more people have started paying

An event to inaugurate the Ratna Park Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Station and the US Embassy AQM System was held on 14 March 2017, organized jointly by the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), the International Centre for Integrated


Emission is a major determinant of air quality, and improving quantification and characterization of Emission sources in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the main goals of the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for

Open burning is common in the HKH and a convenient way for farmers to eliminate of large quantities of crop residue. This practice also serves to prepare fields for the next crop cycle – wheat in spring and rice in summer.

‘Dhuwa’, a short telefilm about air pollution resulting from open fires premiered on 1 October 2015 at Kumari Hall in Kathmandu. Dhuwa, meaning smoke, was also telecast on Nepal Television on 18 October 2015...

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Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) meets in Kathmandu to tackle air pollution

Charcoal, a carbonaceous solid renewable fuel that is obtained as a residue left after the burning of wood and other biodegradable organic matter, is considered an important source of energy for both domestic and industrial purposes. Its demand has

Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from Asia and Latin America met to discuss the challenges and available tools for managing air quality in mountainous cities at a session held on the side lines of the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress

ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Initiative actively participated in this year’s Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 conference that took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 November 2014. BAQ is Asia’s leading international conference on air quality,

Atmospheric scientists call for collaborative efforts to tackle regional air pollution at Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop