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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
Frequently Asked Questions - resource on basic terminologies related to cryosphere.
Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to
Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on population movements
Sweet adaptation to climate change in the Himalayas
The workshop will focus on existing capabilities to model and assess these changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the earth’s future.
Call for Application: SERVIR Himalaya Youth Forum Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Bangladesh
Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Bangladesh
5170 to 5750 m above sea level (a.s.l), Yala is a plateau glacier among its surrounding peaks. It looks
Climate Change and Business
Knowledge Forum with Dr Rajendra Pachauri: Climate Change in the Himalayan Region and the Way Forward
Langtang Valley was one of the worst affected by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude quakes that hit Nepal on April 25, and 12 May 2015. As in many villages in Nepal, settlements in Langtang Valley suffered substantial to catastrophic damage.
The earthquake caused several secondary geo-hazards. More than 3,000 landslides occurred in the steep mountains and hills throughout the earthquake affected zone, posing additional risk to people and infrastructure (ICIMOD, 2015a).