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Air pollution solutions
ICIMOD headquarters, Kathmandu, Nepal
07 December 2020 to
11 December 2020
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is vulnerable to increasing air pollution and climate change impacts, accelerated in recent decades, with far-reaching consequences on environmental and human health. In many places, both urban and rural, pollutants have reached alarming levels, threatening the health of millions of people in the region.
Recent assessments, such as ICIMOD’s 2019 Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report, have highlighted that mitigating air pollution is important to stabilize global climate and curb warming to under 1.5°C. Failure to do so will have appalling impacts on our atmosphere, glaciers, ecosystems, livelihoods, and health. Pollution and poor urban waste management generate intense interest and debate, and there are many innovative solutions being tried on the ground.
ICIMOD is working with its partners to explore practical, cost-effective, and proven pathways for mitigating air pollution in the HKH through the Solutions Expo. The event will be held at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 25 to 30 May 2020.
The Solutions Expo will primarily identify opportunities to enable the transformation of showcased innovations into sustainable development solutions for the HKH region. In addition to the showcasing of technological and management solutions, the event will highlight a range of existing ICIMOD solutions, including agriculture and water management systems.
The Expo will provide a platform for:
The cross learnings expected from this event is anticipated to enable practitioners and policymakers learn about, understand, and implement relevant interventions in local contexts. Through the various activities, it is expected to:
To learn more about the Solutions Expo and its tentative agenda, please download the flyer.