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Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, like Nepal, are highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information

Mountains may be rugged and majestic, but they’re also fragile environments that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest

“Climate + Change - Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains, Our Future” initiative is an innovative, open-ended initiative to foster Climate Smart Communities throughout the Indian Himalayan region. Becoming Climate Smart requires increased

of medicinal plants to mitigate climate change 10 Nov 2016, Published in newkerala.com India pitches for cultivation of medicinal plants to mitigate climate change 10 Nov 2016, Published in Yahind.com India pitches for cultivation of

As part of ecosystem management component under KSLCDI, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, Uttarakhand Forest Department and The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), are organising a workshop on, “Developing

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Part of the climate change experienced in the Himalayan region is a result of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), which can remain in the atmosphere and impact the climate for centuries.

on "Glacier Hazards and Mitigation Work in the Peruvian Andes Since 1941" 12 Dec 2016 ‘Mountain Cultures: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity' 11 Dec 2016 Knowledge Forum on "Strengthening Mountain Cultures

on "Glacier Hazards and Mitigation Work in the Peruvian Andes Since 1941" 12 Dec 2016 ‘Mountain Cultures: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity' 11 Dec 2016 Knowledge Forum on "Strengthening Mountain Cultures

Improved Brick Kiln Technology promises benefits for health, agriculture, and climate

The conference, held from 16 to 19 February, brought together more than 80 researchers, policy makers, journalists, and practitioners from the four countries sharing the Indus basin, as well as international experts and representatives of

Norwegian Government and ICIMOD launch wide-ranging Climate and Development programmes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

ICIMOD raises mountain issues at World Water Forum

River Basins

Air pollution is a major environmental and health concern in South Asia. Every year it is responsible for over a million premature deaths as well as significant crop losses. Certain air pollutants also contribute to regional climate change,


In the early hours of 2 August 2014, a landslide occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed,

Pam Pearson is Founder and Executive Director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI), a network of former diplomats and senior cryosphere and climate scientists concerned with the rapid changes resulting from climate change in

Prof Ravindranath’s research, writing and advocacy work covers various dimensions of climate change. He has worked extensively across Asia, and is currently an advisor for a World Bank project on climate resilience forestry in Bangladesh.