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Revisiting Mountain Perspective: Reasons And Challenges

Jan 19th, 2015 | By
Van Mundoli in Chamoli-Photo Samvedi Dehradun-1




K N Vajpai: This article is in the series of responses to an article on ‘Mountain Perspective’ at Link. It looks in to the aspects of mountain perspective and specificities as mentioned by Dr. N. S. Jodha during 1992s, and compares them in present  context. However, there are a number of doubts upon the relevance

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Climate Change A Reality: Durban Takes On Equity And Glaciers In Himalaya

Dec 9th, 2011 | By
Momentum for change




K N Vajpai: This UN conference on climate change (COP) remained a place where the people from around the world discuss, debate and come to a conclusion on various confronting issues our communities  face around the world on climate change. In this note I am  trying to discuss three important aspects of this conference on

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A Global To Region Perspective: Raising Mountain Voice At Durban !

Nov 29th, 2011 | By
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K N Vajpai: Writes on the expected outcomes from Durban Climate Change Conference (CoP 17)in terms of growing momentum of action and alarm bells from new researches. His discourse is about the meager role played by the leaders from most vulnerable regions like Himalayas and Andes during this important global conference.   With the representation

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Knowledge Disconnect In Himalaya

Aug 17th, 2011 | By
Knowledge Disconnect




K N Vajpai: Much has been said about Himalayas and its beautiful mountains, rich biodiversity and rich culture. But, sometime it seems that the inhabitants in the region are not cognizant about this richness. Are they? Let me take one of the factors that contributed to such situation in Hindu Kush Himalayan region and that

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Trans-Boundary Famine

Jul 29th, 2011 | By
K N Vajpai




K N Vajpai: In one of recently held international seminar in Pakistan, experts from various institutions of the world highlighted concerns related to various developmental processes, natural resource crisis and ignorance towards local governance system in the mountainous part of Himalaya. The experts highlighted the dependence of over 1.5 billion people in South Asia region

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Lost Himalayas

Jul 28th, 2011 | By
K N Vajpai




K N Vajpai: We boast, we host, and we are lost! It sounds the legacy of mighty Himalaya and its people. Here, agencies seem boasting the urgency and the welfare of mountain ecosystem (!), while people in the region are hosting their dialogues with utmost care, and then they are lost somewhere. The remains of

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Query!! Enhancing the Reach and Effectiveness of CHI: UN Solution Exchange India

Jun 10th, 2011 | By
UN Solution Exchange India




UN Solution Exchange India and Bhutan: Query: Enhancing the Reach and Effectiveness of Climate Himalaya Initiative Knowledge Sharing Platform – Advice. Reply by 24 June 2011 Moderator’s Note: Enhancing the reach and effectiveness of knowledge platforms like the Climate Himalaya Initiative (CHI) is crucial as they play a critical role in knowledge sharing, advocacy, research

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Footprints- A Year of Knowledge Networking…

Jun 7th, 2011 | By
Header-Newsletter




On the occasion of World Environment Day 2011, we prepared a very brief  note on the work of Climate Himalaya Initiative in advocating Mountain Agenda from Himalayan region . Our Take: Who will Fund our will! We don’t always require a project fund to set examples, spread ideas and make things happen! On this premise

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Black And White: Carbon

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
A leaked report says carbon dioxide is the biggest cause of climate change, far outweighing natural causes. Photo: Reuters




K N Vajpai:  Since over last few months the Black Carbon issue is being highlighted in the Himalayan region by various international and region agencies, with the viewpoint that it will have adverse impact on the human health, air quality and on various ecosystem functions. It is said that, there is urgent need through various

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