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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...
Climate models provide opportunities to understand the future Climate evolution, including the trends and variabilities. General Circulation Models (GCMs) indicate that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases will have significant implications on
Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for
This study investigates the effects of climate and socioeconomic change on the livelihoods of mountain people in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, causes of vulnerability, and the ways people
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Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an involved process that requires understanding national circumstances that drive emissions (and removals) and the adoption of
Across the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,
The paper, written by an international team of researchers, presents the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal. This blog post aims to provide a bit of background on modelling glaciers
Consultative Workshop on Understanding Drivers of Ecosystem Change and Livelihoods in the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan
Scientists from the region and the United State of America gathered at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarter in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss major transition activities and the causes of Land Cover and
Understanding Future Climate to Manage Risks Across South Asia
conducted a rapid scenario assessment of water in five chiwogs of Barshong Gewog, 5-11 October 2015. The assessment was part of the Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in the
Regional Sharing Workshop on Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for Rio +20
ICIMOD is pleased to announce a ground-breaking journal article “Assessment of permafrost distribution maps in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region using rock glaciers mapped in Google Earth” published in the prestigious journal The Cryosphere.
Climate change impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are particularly severe owing to the large amount of the population depending on Climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture. This publication is a result of ICIMOD
A Geospatial-scenario planning framework for Assessing risks and impacts of forest fire