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Deteriorating air quality in Nepal and its adverse effects on health and daily activities of the public has drawn the attention of various stakeholders.
unavoidable effect of air pollution on health, visibilty and overall well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of ICIMOD was established in January 2013. The initiative aims to improve our
A study of particulate matter (PM10) in ambient conditions was initiated in January 2016 by the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Chitwan, Nepal. The study will help further the
address short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) as an
Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are those climate enforcers that have relatively short atmospheric lifetimes but are major contributors to the anthropogenic global greenhouse effect after carbon dioxide (CO2).
event on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in Asia on 19 November at the Japan Pavilion during the 19th Conference of Parties to
Knowledge Forum with Prof V. Ramanathan: The Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalayan-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
Talk Programme on Air Pollution in Kathmandu Valley: Issues and Challenges
Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia: 9th Regional Refresher Workshop 2012
Realising the increasing effects of atmospheric changes on the fragile ecosystems and well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalaya-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
Nepal’s growing air pollution crisis requires continuous monitoring of air quality at many locations. This information is needed for public decision making to reduce exposure to hazardous air pollution, to identify the most cost-effective
to Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), a global effort to bring together governments, civil society and the
increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook stoves,
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
This Story Grant Programme aims to encourage enthusiastic journalists in the region to write in-depth stories about atmospheric issues. The broad goal is to spread awareness about atmospheric issues among a broad range of audiences.
plan for short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) mitigation on 26 May 2017. The workshop was organized in
ICIMOD responded by working with kiln owners to rebuild in ways that not only improve seismic strength, but can trim coal consumption by up to 30 per cent and reduce the emission of harmful pollutants.