The clock is ticking, particularly for the HKH, as it hurtles towards an irreversible climate crisis. The Pulse of the Planet is becoming weaker. But the HKH provides ample opportunities to build climate-resilient and carbon-neutral societies in the mountains and beyond. The region’s natural assets can deliver NbS and opportunities for resilient enterprise and infrastructure to implement adaptation and mitigation targets. Aligning COVID-19 economic recovery measures with these mountain niche investment opportunities can help leverage and scale up much-needed international, regional, and national investments in green, resilient, and inclusive development.
At COP26, the HKH2Glasgow Campaign calls on the leaders of the eight HKH countries and the wider global community to act now to protect and promote the Pulse of the Planet. Drawing on their Power of 8, these leaders must work with friends across the world to increase technical and scientific cooperation and invest in the Mountains of Opportunity that the HKH has to offer