000014434 001__ 14434
000014434 037__ $$a5027
000014434 041__ $$aEnglish
000014434 245__ $$aEven the Himalayas have stopped smiling: Climate change, poverty and adaptation in Nepal
000014434 260__ $$c2009
000014434 260__ $$bOxfam International Research Report: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/climate_change/climate_change_poverty_nepal.html
000014434 490__ $$aReport
000014434 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014434 507__ $$aHICAP, hicapreport
000014434 511__ $$aCryspReport
000014434 520__ $$aThis report is released as more than 3.4 million people in Nepal are estimated to require food assistance, due to a combination of natural disasters, including 2008/09's winter drought - one of the worst in the country's history.
Nepal is seeing an increase in temperature extremes, more intense rainfall and increased unpredictability in weather patterns, including drier winters and delays in the summer monsoons. The changes, partly due to the impact of melting Himalayan glaciers, could also be felt well beyond Nepal's borders.
Some of the heaviest burdens have fallen on women who are on the frontline of climate change. They have to travel further to fetch water and take on the responsibility for feeding the family as men in many poor households migrate seasonally to seek work.
Nepal is one of the world's poorest nations, with 31% of its 28 million-population living below the poverty line. It has one of the lowest emissions records in the world - just 0.025% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
Oxfam believes more work needs to be done in Nepal by the government and international organisations to create greater awareness about climate change and its likely impacts, to prioritise and institutionalise actions at national level; and help communities to play a greater role themselves in initiatives to reduce their vulnerability.
000014434 653__ $$aadaptation strategies
000014434 653__ $$aclimate change
000014434 653__ $$aNepal
000014434 653__ $$apoverty
000014434 650__ $$aClimate change
000014434 650__ $$aAdaptation
000014434 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014434 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014434 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014434 691__ $$aClimate change
000014434 691__ $$aAdaptation
000014434 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014434 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014434 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014434 773__ $$p
000014434 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14434/files/5027.pdf
000014434 980__ $$aREPORT