All articles for the topic: Himalayas

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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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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Cover photo: Goods had to be transported by boat after the Atta Abad landslide flooded 25 km of the Karakoram Highway, Pakistan, in 2010 (D. Butz)

Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains

This publication highlights 15 cases of good practice in development and applied research from mountain regions, and illustrates how the Sendai Framework’s four priorities can be put into practice. 

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Ecosystem Based Adaptation

An integrated response to climate change in the Indian Himalayan Region

This brief emphasizes the need to adopt an EbA approach in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) to enhance the climate resilience of communities dependent on natural resources.

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Assessing climate vulnerability and risk in the Indian Himalayan region

This science brief provides a general guidance on conducting a climate risk assessment in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Flood Risk and Early Warning Systems

Flood risk and Early Warning Systems in the Indian Himalayas

This science brief provides an example of an integrated adaptation response involving long term monitoring and an Early Warning System (EWS) in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Mountain and Lowland Linkages

Mountain and lowland linkages: A Climate Change perspective in the Himalayas

This science brief highlights the linkages between upland and lowland areas with respect to specific themes in mountain ecosystems. 

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IHCAP

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE)

HI-AWARE conducts research and pilot interventions, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.

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Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC) is an autonomous voluntary development organization, which aims to help the mountain people by working for their holistic, integrated and sustainable develop

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Hazard Assessment of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and Potential of ICTs for Coping

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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MOUNTAIN EVO - Nepal Case Study

Mustang district (Photo by Dr Bhopal Pandey, Imperial College London)

The Upper Kaligandaki basin is located in the Mustang district of the Trans-Himalayan region of Nepal,...

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CARIAA

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in three climate change hot spots.

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The Mountain Institute

The Mountain Institute works hand-in-hand with mountain communities to address their most critical challenges. Our work revolves around three central themes: sustainable economic development in t
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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hi

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Mountain Women Key Drivers of Change

Dr. Shalini Dhyani has written this article for Climate Himalaya Initiative’s Youth Leaders Speak Column. Shalini’s research focus is on understanding the functioning of mountain...

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Climate Himalaya

Fostering Knowledge, Innovation and Climate Change adaptation in Himalayan region

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Key findings from Bhutan NCAP Project

Decadal changes of lakes in the Lunana complex

Figure 1: Decadal changes in glacial lakes in the Lunana area.

An attempt has been made to map the changes of the glacial lakes in the...

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Adapting to Glacial Retreat

Introduction

Glacier retreat has been a major indicator of climate change impacts in the Himalayas. This project aims to support biodiversity conservation and livelihoods of people affected by...

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Video: Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) in the Everest region

Description: Meltdown in Nepal

This programme focuses on the impact of climate change on the glacial ecosystem in the Himalayas and its people. It was filmed entirely in the Solukhumbu district,...

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Video: Glacial retreat in Nepal

Imja Tsho in 2004 (Source: WWF Nepal Programme)

Overview of the problem

The New Scientist magazine carried the article “Flooded Out – Retreating glaciers spell...

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