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Private sector entities play a key role in helping realize the potential for sustainable economic growth and resilience when they are in line with national sustainable development and climate resilient objectives. To rigorously enhance successful
Karma Tsering is the Director of the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), Royal Government of Bhutan. After serving for 19 years in many key positions under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, he was appointed as Director of
Dr Ram Prasad Lamsal has 28 years of professional experience in the forestry and environmental sectors of Nepal as a Forestry Training Officer, a Project Manager of a Landscape Conservation Project, District Forest Officer, and as a Joint Secretary
Key Measurement Indicators
As the recent monsoon rainfall-induced floods overran large swathes of the Nepal Terai and parts of Bangladesh and India, including Bihar, disturbing images of the havoc they wrought were flashed across news channels and information platforms.
This e-Bulletin highlights our activities undertaken from July to September this year. In addition to the news and event updates, the bulletin also features our latest publication on “Decadal glacial lake changes in the Koshi basin in central
Anand Patwardhan teaches in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, USA, and is Chair Professor at the Shailesh Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.
The HKH Assessment: Chapter Structure
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
Poverty reduction of mountain people to increased resilience and unlocking new livelihood opportunities, through the promotion of more equitable approaches is one of the key thrust areas of the Himalica and Adapt Himal programmes...
Global water resources are facing increasing pressure from climate change and rising consumption. This problem is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion
On a mid-February visit to Thimpu and the Gyelyong Tshokhang (National Assembly of Bhutan), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development’s (ICIMOD) Dr Eklabya Sharma, Director Programme Operations and Dr Golam Rasul, Theme Leader,
The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the
The Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (Himalica) Initiative is financed by the European Union and aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region in mitigating and