Developing a shared understanding of the Far Eastern Himalayan Landscape

HI-LIFE with partners is hosting a series of webinars for scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and funding agencies who have worked in or have a future interest in the landscape.


Episode 3 | Upcoming webinar

Nature-based solutions for conservation and sustainable development

The third episode of the webinar series will provide a platform to share case studies, experiences, and innovative practices from the Far Eastern Himalaya Landscape (FEHL), and the wider HKH and other mountain regions across the world, that focus on nature-based solutions to address socioeconomic and environmental challenges such as poverty, disaster reduction, erosion, pest infestation, pollution, and extreme weather while achieving net gains in biodiversity.

Webinar date: 25-26 August 2022



ICIMOD has been promoting the landscape approach to address the shared conservation and development challenges that transcend national boundaries. Our Landscape Initiative for the Far Eastern Himalaya (HI-LIFE) has served as a platform for regional cooperation by supporting joint research, facilitating policy dialogue, and promoting the sharing of information, innovative approaches, and best practices.

2022 is a crucial year for global biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, as the CBD CoP15 conference with the theme, “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”, will endorse the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, chart out the roadmap, and set new targets for the next decade. Sharing knowledge and information will be the first step towards this ‘shared future’.


About the webinar series

In this regard, HI-LIFE with partners –  G.B. Pant National Institute for Himalaya Environment, North East Unit, India; Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China; Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar; and the Southeast Biodiversity Research Institute, Myanmar – is hosting a series of webinars for scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and funding agencies who have worked in or have a future interest in the landscape. The webinars will focus on approaches and best practices in biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, new technologies, and nature-based solutions.


  • Share the current understanding of biodiversity, ecosystems, and socioeconomic aspects, and deepen the overall understanding of the landscape
  • Inform policymakers, Protected Area managers, development workers, and conservation practitioners about new technologies, tools, approaches and best practices in ecosystem management and sustainable development
  • Identify gaps and emerging areas for regional collaboration to achieve the goals of the CBD post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
  • Strengthen and widen partnerships and regional cooperation for the conservation and sustainable development of the Far Eastern Himalaya Landscape (FEHL)


Expected outputs
  • A compendium of abstracts
  • A consolidated webinar proceedings highlighting the key areas of cooperation and recommendations for regional cooperation

Recent webinar

Episode 1: Exploring future investment in biodiversity research and monitoring
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Episode 2: Strengthening biodiversity conservation
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