Quantcast
Back to news
9 Sep 2016 | News

HICAP China Synthesis Writeshop

2 mins Read

70% Complete

Aspects related to climate change and other drivers of change in the Salween and Mekong basins and in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the Upper Brahmaputra River Basin are being researched under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). The work is a joint effort by Chinese partners and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Four years into its five-year implementation period, focus within HICAP is changing toward synthesising the programme’s outputs. Partner institutes in China — Asia International Rivers Center (AIRC)/Yunnan University; Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB); Ecological Environment Protection Research Center, Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science;Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), including Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies (CMES); Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR); Social Development Institute,Sichuan University and  Women and Development Research Centre (WAD), Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) – are leading the synthesis process for deliverables under HICAP in China, and have already developed a number of articles stemming from HICAP research in Chinese.

Dhrupad Choudhury, Regional Programme Manager, Adaptation to Change, shares his remarks.
Photo: Jun Jun Zhou/ICIMOD

The HICAP China Synthesis Writeshop held at the Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC) of Yunnan University in Kunming China, 15–16 August 2016 brought together twenty-one authors and researchers from ICIMOD and partner institutes in China, and two editors from the Advances in Climate Change Research, the official journal of the Beijing Climate Center. The workshop served as a positive direction towards consolidating knowledge generated from the different components of the programme in a cross-cutting manner.

The writeshop, organised by ICIMOD and Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), provided HICAP partners a platform, to foster a rich discourse, aimed at promoting the publication process by discussing outlines, drafts, and exchanging information and views between authors and editors.

Through dedicated workshop sessions, editors from the Advances in Climate Change Research, shared requirements and procedures for publishing a special column in the journal.

Shen Lelin, editor with the Journal of “Advances in the Climate Change Research”, presents on the requirements and procedures for publication at the journal his remarks
Photo: Jun Jun Zhou/ICIMOD

Over the two-day period, participants finalised outlines of eleven different articles geared toward four thematic chapters in the special column, decided on chapter leads and contributors and agreed upon a timeline on deliverables.

A special column of articles on HICAP work in China is planned for release by the end of 2016 and will add to the climate change discourse in China. Knowledge products generated from the process serve as a basis for policy engagement and awareness-raising and are the foundation for future research by partner institutes in China.

Stay current

Stay up to date on what’s happening around the HKH with our most recent publications and find out how you can help by subscribing to our mailing list.

Relative content

Continue exploring this topic

6 Feb 2015 News
Workshop on Glaciological Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A total of 50 participants from 15 institutions participated in the workshop, which focused on the scientific/natural hazard applications of ...

14 Dec 2016 News
Researchers Discuss Wetland Research in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines ...

26 Sep 2016 News
Partner Relationships Management System Version 2.0 launched

A Partner Relationships Management (PRM) System Version 2.0 was launched coinciding with planning and review meeting of the International Centre ...

5 Jun 2015 News
World Environment Day 2015: ‘Sustainable consumption and production’

ICIMOD celebrated World Environment Day 2015 in collaboration with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, the Pakistan Agricultural Research ...