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terrain and extensive forest cover. Over seventy percent of the country is covered in relatively well-preserved forest and is one of the ‘biodiversity hotspots’ of the world consisting

The study shows that the HKH remains energy-poor, with more than 80% of rural households still reliant on traditional solid biomass fuel for cooking and heating. This is causing enormous damage to the environment, triggering widespread harm to human

Celebrating International Biological Diversity Day: Marking the International Year of Forests, 2011

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

(HKH) Partnership for Sustainable Mountain Development was launched during a ministerial-level panel discussion organized on 24 May 2016 on the sidelines of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi, Kenya, in

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to

Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) programmes seek to reverse the trend in forest resource depletion, improve terrestrial carbon stocks, conserve forests, stimulate sustainable management of forests, and enhance

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is an international climate policy instrument that is expected to tap into the large mitigation potential for conservation and better management of the world’s forests through

of the Nepal Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), is responsible for the development and implementation of REDD readiness activities. It is currently piloting emission reduction measures in 12

In the state of Mizoram in India, an acre of land is capable of producing turmeric worth as much as INR 150,000. Turmeric farmers currently rely on shifting cultivation to farm the precious crop, but with support, they would like to transition to

Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most

Forest year 2011 kicks off with regional workshop on Forests and climate change

Call for a new agenda to sustain mountains as a global commons

Workshop between Nepalese industry group and ICIMOD links business activities to sustainable mountain development

has been agreed upon that a Community Information Resource Centre (CIRC) will be established in Wa San Dum, a village in Myanmar’s Putao district. The centre has been envisioned as a government-led, Community-managed institution that hosts four

ICIMOD is a regional learning and knowledge sharing centre of the Hindu Kush Himalayas searving Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – based in Kathmandu.

Workshop on Automated Forest Cover Monitoring in the HKH in collaboration with Global Forest Watch

The training will enhance country level capacity for the development of future national forest monitoring systems for REDD in Myanmar.

Special Event - Sustainable Mountain Development in the Context of Rio+20 - 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit