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Climate change and the Himalayas

Source(s):  All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 118, September 2014:

This issue focuses on the important theme of climate change and the Himalayas. It entails a detailed description of the multifaceted impacts of climate change in the Himalayan states and of the varied adaptation strategies they have elicited. It covers a diverse range of topics that extend from livelihood security in the Himalayas to community based adaptation and from vulnerability assessments in the Himalayas to adaptation initiatives in Sikkim.

Enriched with contributions of reputable academics and seasoned practitioners from the field, this issue provides an overview of the impacts of and the initiatives related to climate change in Sikkim and other hilly regions.

The issue includes: (i) the impact of climate change on Sikkim; (ii) livelihood security in the Himalayas; (iii) climate change in the Himalayas; (iv) vulnerability assessments and adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH); (v) how to better engage businesses in climate change adaptation; (vi) summary of community-based adaptation (CBA); (vii) disaster management and climate change adaptation: a Pacific perspective; (viii) study on flood related adaptation: a combination of options; (ix) civil society networks in South Asia: challenges of humanitarian action; (x) miles to go to achieve resilience; (xi) urban resilience work of TERI in India.



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  • Climate change and the Himalayas
  • Publication date 2014
  • Number of pages 20 p.

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