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The #HKH2Glasgow campaign amplifies mountain voices to promote ambitious climate action globally and in the HKH. It is supported by three work packages: evidence, policy engagement, and strategic communication and engagement.
The campaign aims to:
FROM THE DIRECTOR GENERAL | 10 Nov 2021
The Hindu Kush Himalaya, which is spread across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan is often referred to as the third pole, since it contains the largest ice mass outside of the two polar regions. It is the water tower of Asia and contains the headwaters of 10 major Asian rivers.
Nepal PM endorses, others states support framework to scale up climate smart investment in six mountain-specific priorities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
In a high-level event at the ongoing 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
With this campaign, we are generating interest around three key messages from the HKH region based on a review of priorities of HKH countries (as reflected in the HKH Call to Action); climate policies and COVID recovery packages; and consultative engagement with key stakeholders of ICIMOD. These three key messages, or asks, are as follows:
Recognize the HKH as the pulse of the planet - a region that is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
Invest in mountain-specific climate priorities to enhance the resilience of mountain communities
Harness the strength of the 8 HKH countries to enhance regional and international cooperation for climate action
2020–2030 is an important decade for climate action. At COP26, Parties to the UNFCCC will communicate their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to limit warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; increase their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change; and make finance flows consistent with climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathways.
The clock is ticking, particularly for the HKH, as it hurtles towards an irreversible climate crisis. The Pulse of the Planet is becoming weaker.
The COVID-19 and climate crises are monumental global challenges. But when tackled in tandem through the prism of sustainable and resilient development…
In the truest of senses, the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is the pulse of the planet. Being on top of the world, changes happen here before they happen anywhere else.
ARTICLE ON MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (MRD) JOURNAL
Nanki Kaur, Deepshikha Sharma, Pradyumna J.B. Rana, Udayan Mishra, Arun B. Shrestha, Izabella Koziell, Pema Gyamtsho
In November 2021, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) met in Glasgow, UK, to deliver on the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement.
We are working with three stakeholder groups to design, promote, and deliver the three messages through the #HKH2Glasgow campaign:
We work with stakeholders in the RMCs to design, promote, and implement ambitious climate action in the HKH. Specific stakeholder groups in this category include:
We work with the COP26 Presidency and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to promote mountain voices and ambitious climate action in the HKH. This includes strategic engagement with the following:
We work with friends of the HKH to amplify and support the implementation of ambitious climate action in the region. This includes work with:
Sustainable mountain agriculture is critical for resilient and inclusive development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Over the last two decades, mountain communities have become increasingly dependent on external food supplies and distant income sources.
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