All articles for the topic: Mountain communities

Two people walking on a mountain in Hindu Kush Himalaya. View with a peak behind and a blue sky.

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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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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Cover photo: Remote village in Central Asia. (Photo by A. Uzbekova)

Leaving no one in mountains behind

This issue brief presents initial steps towards localization of the 2030 Agenda to mountain areas.

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Cover: Improving people’s water, energy and food security in this remote valley in Nepal requires taking into account climate change (I. Providoli).

Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

This brief presents a participatory process for assessing the status of water–energy–food systems in mountains, identifying governance and technical options and exploring alternative scenarios.

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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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Foundation for Research and Socio-ecological Harmony

""FRESH" is a non-for-profit company whose mission is to maintain and promote socio-ecological harmony through research based action(s), enabling communities for sustainable peaceful interaction wi

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IBBA

Instituto Boliviano de Biología de Altura

The aim of the Bolivian Institute of Biology at Elevation (IBBA) is to produce quality research, of national interest and recognized by the international scientific community; participate in the tr

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Tifnout’s Valley-wide Approach to Community-Based Adaptation

The Tifnout Valley's unique approach to climate change adaptation scales up the successes of individual projects through the coordinated efforts of local associations across an entire landscape.

 
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Publications and Other Resources on Sustainable Mountain Development

This page brings together all the key publications (multiple languages) on Sustainable Mountain Development produced and/or funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners.

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Integrated Mountain Initiative

The Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) was founded with the objective of providing stakeholders from 12 mountain states and hill districts of the Indian Himalayan Region, a platform to come toget

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Impacts of Climate Change on the indigenous Majhi community in Nepal

This study looks at the impacts of climate change on the indigenous Majhi people in Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal, and provides important details for the design of future projects.

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Adaptación al Cambio Climático en comunidades en las Montañas de los Andes de Bolivia

Este informe explora las estrategias adaptación al cambio climático para las comunidades de montaña en Bolivia.

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Plan de Adaptación al Cambio Climático del Parque Nacional Sajama

El proyecto propuso analizar los niveles de vulnerabilidad de la población al cambio climático en dos lugares afectados por el deshielo de glaciares en el Andes.

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Working Community of the Pyrenees: Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory

The Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP) was created in 1983 on the initiative of the Council of Europe in order to equip the Pyrenean region with a structure for c

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Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA)

The Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security program focused on increasing knowledge on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in 3 highland ecosystems in East Africa

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SDC Global Brief: Climate Change and Glaciers

This Global Brief summarises SDC's activities regarding glacier melt and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, Peru and China, and shows why Switzerland is recognised for its expertise in this field.

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HiMAP Lessons Learned

The following report details the lessons learned during the implementation of the High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP) (www.highmountains.org) project between March 2012 and June 2015.

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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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Adaptation strategies to climate induced water stress and hazards in the Greater Himalayan Region

This project contributes to improved understanding of the consequences of climate change for the livelihoods of mountain people and downstream communities, particularly regarding access to water resources and vulnerability to water-induced hazards.

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Climate knowledge in Nepal's mountainous regions

Climate knowledge in Nepal's mountainous regions

In May 2012, the Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) organized a Climate Change Awareness program in Simkot, Humla.

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Local Development Solutions for Resilient Communities

The Community-Based Adaptation project in Morocco “Land and Water protection, conservation farming and climate risk management to increase the resilience of the El Mouddaa High Altitude mountain ecosystem and reinforcement of the adaptive capacities of the local community, in the face of increasingly erratic and violent rainstorms and more and more frequent droughts” has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2012 Equator Prize (UNDP).

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Mountain Women Key Drivers of Change

This article focuses on understanding the functioning of mountain ecosystems in the context of livelihoods and women.

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Community mapping exercise in Lesotho: Photo Anna Taylor

Climate adaptation in the mountains of Lesotho

Anecdotal evidence collected from community members in the Highlands of Lesotho indicate a keen awareness of longer term changes in the local climate and the need to adapt in response to these.

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Building Community Resilience to Disasters in Upland Areas of Vietnam (BCRD)

The highland areas of Vietnam are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. This study describes a far-reaching prevention program in the Kon Tum province undertaken in 2007.

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