The countries sharing the HKH region have realised that climate change is a shared problem and that adaptation is a regional agenda that demands a holistic and intersectoral approach.
The Climate Summit for Living Himalayas – Bhutan 2011, to be held on 14 October 2011, is a pioneer action towards building a regional approach to climate change adaptation in the HKH. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal will participate and adopt the a 10-year Regional Adaptation Plan of Action.
The key thematic concerns to be addressed by the adaptation plan are ensuring food security; water security; energy security; and biodiversity persistence.
The Summit is intended to bring clear insight to developing regional policy options that facilitate the adaptation of vulnerable systems in the Eastern Himalayas and also reverse the trend of increasing vulnerability.