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000011841 037__ $$a5796
000011841 041__ $$aEnglish
000011841 100__ $$aRai, S. C.
000011841 100__ $$aGurung, A.
000011841 245__ $$aRaising awareness of the impacts of climate change: Initial steps in shaping policy in Nepal
000011841 260__ $$c2005
000011841 260__ $$b
000011841 490__ $$aArticle
000011841 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011841 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000011841 511__ $$aCryosphere
000011841 520__ $$a<p class="last">Climate change is happening and people have begun to feel  its impacts on their daily lives. Clear indications of these impacts can  be seen on Himalayan glaciers, which are melting at rapid rates and  consequently form massive glacial lakes, with a risk of  catastrophic glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). GLOFs result in loss  of lives, property, and costly infrastructure, as well as displacement  of local people. They represent a particular threat in Nepal, where  resources are already scarce. In least developed countries (LDCs) like  Nepal, where poverty reduction is a national priority, the impact of  climate change appears to be an obstacle to the process of sustainable  development. Institutionalizing the climate change issue in national  policies has now become an urgent need rather than a choice. As a  signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (UNFCCC), Nepal has agreed to take climate change considerations into  account in its national development agenda. The first step was the  ratification of the Kyoto Protocol; the second is building the necessary  institutional services such as a Designated National Authority (DNA),  which is in the process of establishment. Moreover, climate change  policies and strategies, the interconnections between different sectors,  and coordination among different line ministries and government  departments are issues to be addressed in the near future. WWF has  initiated a Climate Witness Project to raise national and international  awareness, and supports national efforts to shape adequate institutional  responses to climate change.
000011841 653__ $$aclimate change
000011841 653__ $$aconventions
000011841 653__ $$aglacial lake outburst flood (GLOF)
000011841 653__ $$ahazard
000011841 653__ $$aHimalayas
000011841 653__ $$ainstitutions
000011841 653__ $$aNepal
000011841 653__ $$apolicy
000011841 653__ $$asustainable development
000011841 650__ $$aClimate change
000011841 650__ $$aHazards and disaster
000011841 650__ $$aGLOFs
000011841 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011841 691__ $$aClimate change
000011841 691__ $$aHazards and disaster
000011841 691__ $$aGLOFs
000011841 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011841 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development, Vol 25, No 4, Nov 2005: 316?320: http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282005%29025%5B0316%3ARAOTIO%5D2.0.CO%3B2
000011841 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11841/files/5796.pdf
000011841 980__ $$aARTICLE