Will the Real Montologist Please Stand up?

Jul 11th, 2014 | By
Vinay-in Lumgaundi 2011

‘Since its dictionary existence hasn’t caught on, expecting ‘montology’ as a possible new academic discipline to work its way through could only be preposterous. Isn’t it risking one’s own career path in already established disciplines in favor of a yet-to-be-created discipline? Will it not subsume some of the current dominant areas of ‘expertise’ concerning mountains?There

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Mountains And Climate Linked Disasters: Less Concerned Actors

Oct 1st, 2013 | By

Climate Himalaya: Disaster related early warning systems are available in South Asian countries like Nepal, and neighbouring countries like India should learn and adopt such technologies in their region. A side event at 4th Global Meeting of Mountain Partnership was organized by Climate Himalaya and Centre for Environment Education India at Erzurum, Turkey on 18th

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Science Policy Interface: Climate Adaptation In Indian Himalayan Region

Oct 15th, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice: In the series of Mountain Voice project the Climate Himalaya’s team interviewed Dr. T Ramasamy, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) who heads the National Mission for Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) and National Knowledge Mission under the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) of Government of India. Dr. Ramasamy talked about the

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Connecting Dots: Communicating Climate Science In Himalayas

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice: In the series of Mountain Voice project the Climate Himalaya team interviewed Dr. David J Molden, Director General of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD, Nepal) and discussed about the climate related issues in Himalayan region and about scientific communications and policy making processes. Climate Himalaya: Barring exceptions, it is business as

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Testimonies Of Livelihood And Agriculture Losses In The Mountains

Sep 28th, 2012 | By
Aunty-in jungle

Mountain Voice: In a series of Mountain Voice, the Climate Himalaya team captured the voices of mountain people from the western Himalayan region of India. Our team came across the real situation while interacting with various people in this region.  The team witnessed that the people are not aware about the statistics on the level

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Energy Security In The Mountains: Issues and Economic Opportunities

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice: In a series of Mountain Voice, the Climate Himalaya team interacted with authorities working on energy renewable energy issues in the western Himalayan region of India, to understand that how much scope such mountain states have in energy security and how people could be involved in such processes. What is the scope of

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Do Mountain People Have Access to Land and Forest Resources?

Jul 4th, 2012 | By
Anup Sah-Uttarakhand

Mountain Voice: During this series we interacted with a youth journalist working for an Indian news daily for over 10 years in Indian mountains.  He writes on issues related to natural resources, people’s rights, environment and developmental issues in the region on regular basis. We interviewed Mr. Deepak Benjwal on issues related to climate change

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Environmental Issues And Youth In The Mountains

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice: In a series of our Mountain Voice, the Climate Himalaya team interacted with youth in western Himalayan region of India to understand that how aware and concerned they are about various environment issues and how involved the Youth’s are in various developmental processes. As per our interaction with Youth in western Himalayan region

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Climate Vulnerability And Mountain Women

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice TV: Ms. Geeta Gairola of Mahila Samakhaya, India talks about. A community in the mountains that is dependent on forest will be quite stressed due to climatic changes, as their livelihood and life support system revolve around mountains, forests and rivers. The changes will increases their vulnerability and directly affects the lives of

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Economic Growth And Mountain Footprints

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By
Dr. Anil P Joshi

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

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Science And Policy Disconnect In Himalayas

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

Mountain Voice TV: Dr. Amba Jamir of The Missing Link, India talks about. There is a disconnect between science and policy making with fact that the policy whichever exist many of them are not informed. Like Shifting cultivation is an issues in North Eastern mountain states of India, which has never ever been supported by

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Education And Livelihood Disconnect In Mountains

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By
Cyril R Raphael

Mountain Voice TV: Mr. Cyril R. Raphel of SBMA, Uttarakhand India talks about. It’s evident that despite the higher rates of literacy and better indices of primary, secondary and higher education, the economic growth in the mountains are not matching.There is a disconnect between the quality of education and measures we adopt in judging the

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Climate Impact And Interventions In Mountains

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By
Kashmir Agriculture

Mountain Voice TV: Mr. Pankaj Kumar Srivastava of Oxfam South Asia Regional centre talks about. To design climate adaptation related interventions one needs to first understand various kinds of natural flows in terms of hydrological, energy, bio-mass, among others in the mountain agriculture. The interventions should go in integrated manner, while mountain people should develop

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Mountain Women And Climate Adaptation

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By
Women in Pithoragarh

Mountain Voice-TV: Dr. Malvika Chauhan of Himmothan Society in India talks about. How resilient the mountain women are towards climatic changes in the Himalayan region and the kind of adaptation focus should be their in this region of South Asia. Though women in this region are facing such changes for years, but there are areas

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