All articles for the topic: Himalayas

The Andes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Management of Flash Floods

Adaptation context

The Himalayas are one of the youngest mountain ranges on earth and represent a high energy environment very much prone to natural disasters. High relief, steep slopes,...

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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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Nepalese Mountains

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

This programme focuses on the impact of climate change on the glacial ecosystem in the Himalayas and its people.

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