Global change impact assessment for Himalayan mountain regions: Resource management and sustainable development, Final Report

Type

Report

Author

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Title

Global change impact assessment for Himalayan mountain regions: Resource management and sustainable development, Final Report

Year

2003

Publisher

APN

Abstract

Considering the need and importance of a study on the impact of global changes on the unique systems in the Himalayan Mountain regions and their regional significance, this collaborative and multidisciplinary project has been undertaken with the participation of researchers from Nepal, India and Pakistan.

The research study focused primarily on the observed and potential climatic changes in the Himalayan mountain regions as well as their impacts on water resources, food security and livelihood of the mountain people. The ongoing and long term effects of the process of globalization were also briefly considered. Four representative basins draining different parts of Himalaya, one each from India and Nepal and two from Pakistan were chosen for the assessment of impacts.

The various activities carried out during the project period as well as some of the results of the research study on the ongoing and potential climatic and socio-economic changes in the regions and their observed and possible future impacts are briefly described in this report and some of the products providing further information on them are given in annexes.

APN has funded this project, directly in organizing of a scoping workshop in the first year and through START in carrying out project activities in the subsequent two years.

Citation

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) (2003). Global change impact assessment for Himalayan mountain regions: Resource management and sustainable development, Final Report. Kathmandu: APN.