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2 Dec 2023 |
The Hindu
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Himalayas need help, COP28 talks must respond, says U.N. chief Antonio Guterres

Almost 240 million people depend on the glaciers and 10 major rivers, such as Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra, originating in the Himalayas.

3 Feb 2021 |
The Kathmandu Post
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47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes tickling in Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins

Of total 3,624 glacial lakes identified by the inventory, 1,410 lakes are equal to or larger than 0.02 sq km which are considered large enough to cause serious damage downstream once they burst.

3 Feb 2021 |
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३६२४ मध्ये ४७ हिमताल जोखिममा

कोशी, गण्डकी र कर्णाली जलाधार क्षेत्रका ४७ वटा हिमताल विस्फोट हुने जोखिममा रहेको एक अध्ययनले देखिएको छ । अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय एकीकृत पर्वतीय विकास केन्द्र (इसिमोड) र संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय विकास कार्यक्रम (यूएनडीपी)ले संयुक्त रुपमा गरेको अध्ययनले त्यस क्षेत्रका ३ हजार ६२४ मध्ये ४७ हिमताल जोखिममा रहेको निश्कर्ष निकालेको हो ।

30 Nov 2020 |
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C-19 And Inestimable Loss Of Himalayan Region

C-19 and inestimable loss of Himalayan regionCoronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc globally including other countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH).

16 Nov 2020 |
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Eight Hindu Kush Himalayan countries issue a united call

Despite serious tensions, governments recognise their joint dependence on the water tower of Asia.

15 Oct 2020 |
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Landmark event: Ministers 8 countries sign work together HKH region

A landmark meeting of Ministers from across all eight of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) countries signed an historically significant declaration agreeing to strengthen regional cooperation in the HKH; to promote a united voice for the HKH at regional global and UN platforms; to enhance the uptake of scientific evidence for improving policies in the region focusing on mountain environments and livelihoods; and to assess the feasibility of establishing a regional institutional mechanism.