Mountain Voice TV: Dr. Anil Joshi of HESCO, India talks about. Majority of the land in the mountains is under forest cover, therefore the present economic model doesn’t apply to the mountains. Due to present economic model mountain people have major suffering to compete with urban dwellers in terms infrastructure and lesser income. It’s also true that the mountain people are the guardian of resources which feed rest of countries around the world. Therefore, the mountain people need a different road map that talks about ecological employment’ opportunities.
Started in year 2010, ‘Climate Himalaya’ initiative has been working on Mountains and Climate linked issues in the Himalayan region of South Asia. In the last five years this knowledge sharing portal has become one of the important references for the governments, research institutions, civil society groups and international agencies, those have work and interest in the Himalayas. The Climate Himalaya team innovates on knowledge sharing, capacity building and climatic adaptation aspects in its focus countries like Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Climate Himalaya’s thematic areas of work are mountain ecosystem, water, forest and livelihood. Read>>