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.
We are an intergovernmental institution set up by our eight RMCs, whose governments support us and provide us strategic guidance.
We will analyse and tackle cross-cutting issues throughout our whole portfolio. These are situation-specific and often sensitive issues, and we will work hard to improve our analysis and engagement with partners, as well as our results management.
The AA will be responsible for results delivery, people and budgets. The combination of all work under the three SGs enables us to build on our existing strengths while equipping us to fulfil the theory of change elaborated in our Strategy 2030.
This AA will address cryosphere (glaciers, snow, and permafrost) and water-related risks, that are increasing in intensity and complexity.
The aim of this AA is to focus attention on the significant impacts of air pollution on human health, economic development, climate change, and the environment.
The aim of this AA will be to explore options for and co-develop ‘future-fit’ enterprises and livelihood opportunities.
The aim of this AA is to help address the rapid and extensive degradation of the mountain biodiversity and landscapes whilst also providing critical ecosystem services for downstream communities.
Through this AA on Building Institutions for Regional Cooperation and Collaboration, we aim to deliver the evidence-based knowledge and insights, the institutional policies, and the investment mechanisms needed to enable the necessary transitions to a more sustainable HKH.
Through this AA, we aim to become a global knowledge lead on sustainable mountain development and amplify the voices of mountain communities – including youth, women, and marginalised communities such as indigenous people – to build recognition of the HKH as a critical global asset.
News and features
The problems facing the mountains and people of the HKH aren’t solved with brilliant theories alone. They are solved by having a hands-on understanding of the challenges of the region, and a truly holistic approach that places as much emphasis on implementation as it does on understanding.
The Living Mountain Lab supports ICIMOD’s focus on innovating and demonstrating sustainable technologies, and conservation of natural resources.
Research and data
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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