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000014438 037__ $$a6392
000014438 041__ $$aEnglish
000014438 100__ $$aGum, W.
000014438 100__ $$aSingh, P. M.
000014438 100__ $$aEmmett, B.
000014438 245__ $$aEven the Himalayas have stopped smiling: Climate change, poverty and adaptation in Nepal (Summary)
000014438 260__ $$c2009
000014438 260__ $$bOxfam International Research Report:http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/climate_change/downloads/climate_change_report_nepal_summary.pdf
000014438 490__ $$aExecutive summary
000014438 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014438 511__ $$aCryspOther
000014438 520__ $$aMore 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 global warming. 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.
Oxfam is calling on the world's  richest countries, those most  responsible for global emissions, to do more to  help poor countries  like Nepal better adapt and mitigate the effects of climate  change when  they meet to discuss a global climate treaty in Copenhagen in December.
000014438 653__ $$aclimate change
000014438 653__ $$aNepal
000014438 653__ $$apoverty
000014438 650__ $$aClimate change
000014438 650__ $$aAdaptation
000014438 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014438 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014438 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014438 691__ $$aClimate change
000014438 691__ $$aAdaptation
000014438 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014438 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014438 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014438 773__ $$p
000014438 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14438/files/6392.pdf
000014438 980__ $$aINFOM