The Hindu Kush Himalaya mountain range spans eight countries and stretches 3,500km across Asia. It is
vital for the food, water and power security of up to two billion people and is a habitat for
countless irreplaceable species. It is also acutely fragile—and absolutely frontline to the impacts
of the triple planetary crisis. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, a
regional intergovernmental organization established in 1983, is working to make this critical region
greener, more inclusive and climate resilient.
FOR MOUNTAINS AND PEOPLE
Commemorating, taking stock and moving forward in a time of crisis
With glaciers disappearing at an unprecedented rate due to climate change, scientists warn of devastating consequences for people and nature from the region's changing cryosphere.
1.5º C is too hot
70 years since the first successful ascent of Everest, the tallest mountain on earth, Everest – or Chomolungma, “Goddess, Mother of the World”, as it is known in Tibetan, and Sagarmatha, “Head above the Clouds” in Nepali – is undergoing unprecedented and largely irreversible change.
We have officially launched our new Strategy 2030 and are excited to begin implementation in January 2023, please do explore and learn about our raised ambitions!
EMBRACING CHANGE AND ACCELERATING ACTION
In line with our Strategy 2030, our next programming period which is our fifth Medium-Term Action Plan – or MTAP V – details how we will deliver on our commitments.
The Living Mountain Lab supports ICIMOD’s focus on innovating and demonstrating sustainable technologies, and conservation of natural resources.
Knowledge is the first step towards innovation and impact. We work relentlessly to understand problems by facilitating research and producing data.
From general inquiries about our work to specific feedback on our impact, we want to hear from you. It all starts with a conversation, so feel free to start it.
ICIMOD is seeking dedicated team members at every level to share in our global mission. Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset.
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