2007
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The Melting Himalayas: Regional Challenges and Local Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems and Livelihoods

  • Xu, J.
  • Eriksson, M.
  • Vaidya, R.
  • Shrestha, A. B.
  • Hewitt, K.
  • Summary
  • Table of contents (5 chapters)
This policy summary looks at reported and possible, future consequences of climate change in the greater Himalayan region. The main emphasis is on responses in high mountain phenomena like glaciers, permafrost, and avalanches; the implications for water resources, ecosystems, and hazards; and how these threaten regional populations. The assessment points to a serious need to improve relevant knowledge in the region concerting key policy areas and strategies to improve the adaptive capacities of communities at risk.
  • Pages:
    24
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2007
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal