All articles for the topic: Himalayas

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Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities

Himalayan communities are organized through the civil society organization "Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities" (CAHC) which acts as a common platform for the members of Himalayan communitie

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Resilient Mountain Solutions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Learn about why a focus on resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region is important, and explore the different components of ICIMOD's Resilient Mountain Solutions programme. 

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Sustainable Summits 2021

Watch these 4 short films inspired by growing pressures facing mountain environments. Covering development pressures, mountain communities, regional cooperation, and messages for COP26, gain an insight into how climate change is affecting the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.

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Sixth Global Meeting of The Mountain Partnership: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Altitude by Fostering a Community of Practice

On Tuesday, September 26th, 2022, Adaptation at Altitude ([email protected]) hosted a side event at the Mountain Partnership’s Sixth Global Meeting in Aspen, Colorado, USA. The side event hosted a discussion on how we can increase adaptive capacity to climate change in the Andes, East Africa, the South Caucasus, Hindu Kush Himalaya and beyond!

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Knowledge Networking to Address Climate Change Impacts and Disaster Risks by Engaging Local Groups and Institutions to Localise Actions

Learn about the Government of Himachal Pradesh's efforts to incorporate climate change and disaster risk reduction issues at the highest levels of governance. The article discusses how the state government transformed the administrative and technical outlook to institutionalize the state's knowledge network and mainstream SDG 13 in the planning process.

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Climate change is exposing Himalayan towns like Chungthang and the hydropower facility below to growing risk from glacial lake outburst floods

Solution Story: Reducing the risk from Himalayan tsunamis - How global cooperation is helping meet the threat from GLOFs

Discover this Solution Story describing how global cooperation is helping mountain regions meet the growing threat from glacial lake outburst floods.

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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop

The Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop brought together more than sixty participants from across the world's mountain regions to share and create new knowledge and experiences on adaptation and regional governance in mountain ranges.

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Strengthening Climate Resilience in Mountainous Areas

Learn about strengthening the resilience of human and natural systems in mountainous areas against the impacts of climate change in this 2021 report from the OECD. 

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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: 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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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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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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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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