Climate change

10 May 2023 COP28
Our mountains need healing!

Delegates from the HKH countries, including UNFCCC national focal points and HKH High-Level Task Force members – along with policy makers, scientists, development partners, and representatives from civil society, the private sector, and youth networks – met in March 2023 to articulate a collective mountain voice to highlight the deepening climate crisis in the HKH […]

Schoolchildren from the Himalayan valley of Langtang take in the changing world

Schoolchildren from the Himalayan valley of Langtang in north-central Nepal, 200 km north of Kathmandu, are acutely perceptive of the world changing around them and the loud anthropogenic factor in it all. Dawa Nurphu Tamang, a 15-year-old boy who attends school in the village of Syabrubesi, Rasuwa District, is insightful beyond his years: ‘We see […]

Winds of change in Limi Valley

Tucked away in a faraway corner of the magnificent Limi Valley in Humla, a remote district in Nepal, is Halji – a community of pastoralists and subsistence farmers carrying on life at least as old as its 1,300-year old monastery. People here still barter goods and services. Cash remains a fairly new transaction system, and […]

Climate change and water security in the mountains of Pakistan

“I remember during my childhood the snow would reach up to nearly half my body, and we were unable to walk outside. This was the case in December, January, and February, almost every year. However, snowfall has declined significantly and sometimes we do not even see snow for the whole year.” – Mirza Hussain, 40, […]

22 Feb 2021 Press releases
ICIMOD’s Adaptation Fund accreditation paves the way for strengthened regional cooperation on climate change adaptation in the HKH

On 17th February 2021, the Adaptation Fund Board announced its decision to accredit the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as a Regional Implementing Entity (RIE) of the Adaptation Fund (AF). ICIMOD is one of the seven organizations in the world to have received RIE accreditation and the only one in the Asia. Dr. […]