A UN climate impact report prepared by the world’s leading scientific authorities in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has given clear evidence that the Earth is in deep trouble, showing that climate change is real and happening now, and is affecting the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide as well as the sensitive ecosystems that sustain life. Released in March, this is the second of four IPCC reports updating scientific understanding of climate change, and focused on the impacts and vulnerability of human and natural systems, future risks and impacts of climate change. The report sets out two clear choices: cut emissions and face challenging and barely manageable risks or do nothing and face a world of devastating risks and impacts.
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>>