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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
Resilient mountain village
ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues, topics and concerns in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. These areas are interconnected. For instance, a programme designed to address a
Integrating disaster resilience in ecosystems management
The Prime Minister of Nepal calls for an alliance of mountain countries at a meeting of Ministers during COP 15
from the 2015 Perth III mountain conference and contribute to Future Earth. The first 3 present a tool to compare mountain photos, gender-sensitive participatory agroforestry, and social impact assessment; others explore seedling
Symposium on mountain forestry makes policy recommendations
Resilient Mountain Villages
Though we at ICIMOD were pleased to co-host and organize this week’s IPCC gathering in Kathmandu, the message about climate change was rather grim. Unless we take action now, global temperature averages could rise above the 2 degree level set
Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods
ICT for Mountain Development Award 2016
region for the world. These mountains serve as the ‘Water Towers of Asia’, providing water to over 1.3 billion people, and a number of other services, including food, biodiversity, and energy.
Talking mountain partnership in Turkey
pressure on the fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to help mountain people understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new
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
Private sector engagement
The international conference brings together scholars from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) and beyond to present state-of-the-art research on the theme of water and livelihood from mountain perspectives.
Conference on Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods in a Changing Climate
Asia-Pacific Youth Forum on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues. Kathmandu, Nepal. 8 - 12 August 2011.