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Agroforestry balances hill agriculture and PES stewardship | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Agroforestry balances hill agriculture and PES stewardship | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Shalini Dhyani: Well developed agro-forestry systems have been integral to traditional hill agro-ecosystem for the innumerable techno-socio-economic benefits that they provide. Farmers in the rural areas of Indian Himalayan Region have integrated and practiced agro-forestry based agriculture, reaping rich benefits, individually and for the community as well. Therefore, agro-forestry has been a part of peasants’ [...]

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National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture- Averting Climate Refugee Class Creation! | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture- Averting Climate Refugee Class Creation! | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Suman K A: The National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), one of the eight missions under the NAPCC, lays emphasis on four key functional areas and ten important dimensions. Through these, the mission seeks to target both; the imminent challenges from the likely impacts of climate change on Indian agriculture and the more fundamental ones [...]

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Land Of Yellow Moon | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Land Of Yellow Moon | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Noreen Haider: Nature strikes with mind blowing force at the most pristine of places and with no compassion for people or property. The Hunza Valley of Gilgit Batlistan, a paradise on earth, turned into a chaos with a catastrophic land slide. Noreen makes a personal connection in this passionate essay with suffering of her childhood [...]

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Public Health Preparedness for Climate Change- A Scenario from Nepal | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Public Health Preparedness for Climate Change- A Scenario from Nepal | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Amrit Banstola: The climate change is disrupting to human health as it causes various health effects. The health effects are vivid in developing countries like Nepal. The precautionary principle, as articulated at the 1998 Wingspread Conference, http://www.sehn.org/wing.html holds that “When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should [..

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Increasing Pressure in Himalayas: PES a Solution | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Increasing Pressure in Himalayas: PES a Solution | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Shalini Dhyani: Writes about the increasing pressure on the Himalayan ecosystem in Indian Himalayan region due to tourist influx, immigrants from neighboring country, environmental degradation and increasing population pressure. She suggests Payment for Environmental Services- PES a way forward through appropriate planning. “The most striking feature of earth is the existence of life, and the [...]

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Mountain Waters – Elixir Or Envenom? | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Mountain Waters – Elixir Or Envenom? | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: The pristine water quality of the mountains is under question despite bottled water manufacturers campaign to the contrary. This issue attempts to examine the dogma and the policy responses in India to protect environmental water quality of the mountains. Bottled water manufactures do a great job of enticing thirsty buyers to pick up [...]

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Writing on Water and Sanitation- More Challenging Aspects in Himalayas | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Writing on Water and Sanitation- More Challenging Aspects in Himalayas | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: The importance of Climate Himalaya’s knowledge banking and outreach building efforts, one expects, should be portrayed in our essays. An appeal for a pan Himalayan co-operation is already expressed by Noreen, which apart from making good sense for Himalayan people shines a hope for redemption of the long troubled relationship of two neighboring [...]

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Mountain Waters-Uneasy Questions | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Mountain Waters-Uneasy Questions | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: Water as a resource from management perspective needs to be managed in the mountains very differently as compared to plains. This requires handling few uneasy questions. This essay attempts to see water management of the HKH debunked from global culture] If you live in Hindu Kush Himalayas, most likely you have grown stoic [...]

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The National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency: A Market Transforming Platform – Really? | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

The National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency: A Market Transforming Platform – Really? | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Suman K A: The National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency, one of the key missions, of the National Action Plan for Climate Change has at its core – unlocking staggering INR 74,000 crore energy efficiency opportunities, reducing annual fuel savings by 23 mtoe, avoiding energy capacity addition worth 19000 MW, and achieving 98 million tCO2-e [...]

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The cascade of uncertainties around climate change | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

The cascade of uncertainties around climate change | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Anamika Barua: When in late 19th century Svate Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist, first suggested that increased atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels could lead to global climate change, it was a radical claim. He was making a prediction about something that could happen in future, not a claim that climate change was [...]

 

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Whose flood is it anyway! | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Whose flood is it anyway! | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Noreen Haider: On the night of eighth September 2011 unusual amount rain started lashing the districts of southern Sindh including Badin, Mithi, Mirpur Khas and Saanghar and continued unrelentingly for the next two days before it took a break. Its immediate effect was that large areas became inundated and communication was broken down. The rain [...]

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Community Based Adaptation: Exporting Upscale Pathways from NAPCC- India | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Community Based Adaptation: Exporting Upscale Pathways from NAPCC- India | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Adaptation | Scoop.it

Community based adaptation – CBA as it is popularly called is just that! What lies at the heart of CBA is reducing the vulnerabilities and improving the adaptive capacities of communities that are likely to be most impacted by climate variability and change.The current body of knowledge gained from the CBA field experiences in the last eight years are so is making the international scientific community and the UNFCCC sit up and take cognizance of this approach in accelerating the climate adaptation efforts.

 

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