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ICIMOD at Global Solutions Summit 2018

Ecosystems and Livelihoods Under Threat: Solutions for a changing Hindu-Kush Himalaya


Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN), HIMAP, Directorate, KMC


Berlin, Germany

Date & Time

28 May 2018 to 29 May 2018

ICIMOD is participating in the Global Solutions Summit 2018 taking place during 28–29 May 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The summit brings together leading think tanks from around the world, global policy-makers, business leaders, and constructive NGOs with one aim: to find solutions to global challenges.

The ICIMOD-hosted session, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Threat: Solutions for a Changing Hindu-Kush Himalaya, will draw attention to a range of mountain-specific climate change-related issues and their impacts on the ecosystem of the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

David Molden, director general of ICIMOD, will lead the delegation, which will include senior managers and staff from ICIMOD.

Information on the Session
Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Threat: Solutions for a Changing Hindu Kush Himalaya

Session type: Parallel Session
Date: 28 May 2018
Time: 11:40 – 12:30 (Berlin Time, GMT +2)

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) extends 3,500 kilometres over eight countries, from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east. It is a vital regional lifeline, but human drivers and climate change pose immediate threats to the region’s livelihoods, biodiversity, and ultimately, sustainability. To meet these challenges, governments should push for regional cooperation, invest more in mountain areas, and ensure that the HKH is globally recognized in adaptation and mitigation efforts.

During this session, experts and policy makers will share research and experience from the HKH, discuss the need for global and regional cooperation to sustain this globally critical region, and explore how to use new evidence on the impact of climate change in mountain areas to inform global development plans and policies.


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