HKH High-Level Task Force formed and activities begun

Our work forging increased regional cooperation has been guided by the Ministerial Declaration on the HKH Call to Action since its endorsement in 2020. In the landmark Ministerial Mountain Summit, ministers from all eight of our RMCs agreed to form a High-Level Task Force, which met twice in 2021. The first meeting was held in […]

Mountains in the global climate agenda

2021 was an important year for ambitious climate and conservation action. The UN Climate Change Conference at Glasgow (COP26), the UN Biodiversity Conference at Kunming (COP15), and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report drafting process provided us opportunities to profile the region and underscore the need for urgent climate action and resilient mountain development. […]

Mountain focus in the upcoming IPCC Working Group II Report: Plenary approval process begins on 14 Feb 2022

The IPCC – the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change – is currently in its sixth assessment cycle. The release of the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) – entitled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability – is set to take place on 28 February […]

9 Jul 2021 HKH2Glasgow
A mountain voice in global forums

Highlighting regional conservation and development issues in global platforms and processes Urgent action is needed to protect the Hindu Kush Himalaya, a global asset. To raise the profile of the HKH, and draw global attention to the threats of climate and other change, we have been engaged in several initiatives and activities with the Convention […]

9 Jul 2021 HIMAP
The HKH and the decade for climate action

Making a compelling case for recognition as a uniquely important but highly vulnerable region The 2020-2030 period is designated as the decade for decisive climate action, and the world is gearing up for the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be hosted […]

24 Feb 2021 News
Deepening regional cooperation for climate action: HKH High-Level Task Force convenes

The first meeting of the HKH High-Level Task Force took place virtually on 22 February 2021. Constituted based on the Ministerial Declaration on the HKH Call to Action, which was issued on 15 October 2020, and comprising senior government officials from all eight HKH countries, this Task Force will monitor the progress on the HKH […]