The latest edition of the Living Planet report and an index based on it, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, have projected a very worrying picture of biodiversity, especially animal life, in the near future. It says the world is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate and very soon there will be irreparable loss of a good part of life on earth.
This pamphlet shares broad details of ICIMOD‘s Climate Smart Village approach, customized for mountain areas, which equips communities with tools to improve their resilience to climate change and other changes and fosters sustainable development, particularly of agriculture.
Indigenous and local initiatives can help address the effects of climate change within a certain threshold and assist in enhancing resilience of community-based development plans and programs. Read five examples from Nepal in the report linked below.
Nepali farmers find environmentally-friendly cultivation methods increase yields – and also help them adapt to rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall. From Climate News Network.
This working paper from the International Water Management Institute aims to create a comprehensive understanding of how the impacts of Climate Change will be realized at different scales in Nepal, from household livelihoods to national food security, and the many institutions governing the overall adaptation process.