All articles for the topic: Himalayas

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Mountain Adaptation Outlook Series: Synthesis Report

This 2018 synthesis report explores existing adaptation policies in main global mountain regions, and identifies gaps - as well as opportunities - to integrate mountain-specific adaptation measures into key sectoral, national and regional development strategies and policies.

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Climate Risk Assessment

Climate Risk Assessment: A Pilot Study in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

This climate risk assessment pilot study from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh shows how to assess and design remedial interventions at the local level using the Climate Risk Management Framework for India.

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Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction in Nepal

A joint initiative of the government of Nepal, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) this project had the objective to reduce human and ma

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Promoting ambitious climate action for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

(Videos) This focus day on HKH, which was live streamed from the Cryosphere Pavilion at COP26, explored the scaling up of investment in mountain-specific climate priorities and low carbon development, the dissemination of high-impact solutions that can deliver climate action in the HKH region, and shared policy and youth perspectives on climate action. Watch the recordings of each session. 

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Climate smart actions and strategies in north western Himalayan region for sustainable livelihoods of agriculture-dependent hill communities

This project has the aim to improve the adaptive capacity of rural small and marginal farmers, including hill women in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, India, to respond to climate chan

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Reducing climate change induced risks and vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Punakha, Wangdue and Chamkhar Valleys

This project was implemented in Bhutan between 2008 and 2013. Its main goal was to enhance the adaptive capacities needed to prevent climate change-induced disasters in Bhutan.

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods

Implemented in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins from 2014 to 2018, the HI-AWARE project addressed numerous knowledge gaps and influenced pol

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Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Northern Pakistan

To address the increased Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk posed by climate change, this project developed the human and technical capacity of public institutions  to understand and address immediate GLOF risks for vulnerable communities in Northern Pakistan.

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Vibrant Mountain Communities Regional Development in Mountains: Realizing Potentials, Tackling Disparities

This report draws on experiences from different mountain regions to shed light on three main levers for transformation in mountain areas: inclusive planning and decision-making, equitable access to quality public services, and collaborations to spark innovation.

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Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

CBIK is a partnership between scientists, academics, resource managers and development practitioners to promote sustainable development in south western China’s rural ethnic minority areas.

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Climate Change in the Eastern Himalayas: Community-based Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Support Biodiversity Conservation

This project seeks to design a community-based biodiversity conservation plan based on the traditional ecological knowledge in the Eastern Tibetan Himalayas of North-West Yunnan Province, China. 

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Central Himalayan Rural Action Group

CHIRAG is a rural development organization based in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in India, which is situated at the tri-junction of Nepal, Tibet and India. .

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The Winter Preparedness and Avalanche Readiness Programme, a comprehensive avalanche preparedness plan in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan

The Winter Preparedness and Avalanche Readiness Programme is a comprehensive avalanche preparedness plan put in place by the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) which includes monitoring, early warning and capacity building. It seeks to reduce avalanche risk in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

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Climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

This event provided a platform for stakeholders from the Hindu Kush Himalaya to discuss how regional collaboration can deliver ambitious climate action in the region.

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Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change?

This paper evaluates adaptation action and research in light of the challenge posed by climate change in glaciated mountain systems. 

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Adaptation to Glacio-Hydrological Change in High Mountains

This dissertation explores how adaptation is studied in mountain systems as well as what we know about and might do to address growing adaptation needs in high mountain communities.

 

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. 

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Case studies which show interlinkages between gender and climate change

Persistent Gender and Social Exclusion in Development

This article describes why policies supporting climate change adaptation in mountains must consider gender and how it interacts with other factors such as class/caste, ethnicity and geography.

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Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

This article explains a first-of-its kind mapping and capacity building initiative on climate vulnerability and risk assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

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Applying the IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment

This paper compares the framework of the IPCC AR4 (2007) to that outlined in IPCC AR5 (2014) and describes how the AR5 framework provides a more contextualised and operationalisable approach.

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The Glacier Trust

The Glacier Trust

The Glacier Trust is a UK based charity that works in partnership with Nepali NGOs to enable climate change adaptation in the Himalayas. Our work is innovative, delivered in partnership and tailore

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Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region

This manual provides a common framework for climate vulnerability and risk assessment, a methodology for its application and guidelines for mainstreaming adaptation planning in development plans.

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Glaciology Curriculum

Glaciology Curriculum

The Glaciology Curriculum provides access to 19 modules covering various aspects of glaciology, including the impacts of changing climate on glacier behavior and glacier hazards.

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Mapping the stories of climate change

This article shows how the online platform Story Maps communicates climate change impacts and relevant adaptation measures in the Hindu Kush Himalaya to a wider audience to support action.

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