Nepali Indigenous Peoples Perspective On Climate Change And REDD+

The lands, territories and resources of indigenous peoples have been of significant historical importance to their livelihoods, cultures and spiritual identities. Over 370 million indigenous peoples are currently living in 70 countries in the world, mostly in remote, ecologically fragile and marginalized areas that are rich in traditional skills, knowledge and practices. Climate change is a…

Climate Smart Agriculture In Nepal

Nepal is a predominantly rural society with agriculture accounting for more than a third of its gross domestic product. Recent temperature rises and reduction in winter rainfall have been affecting productivity and the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations. A CDKN-supported project on Economic Impact Assessments of Climate Change in Nepal identified agriculture as highly vulnerable to the…

Mountain Men And Women Adapting To Climate Change – A Photo Story From Nepal

Climate change is taking place at a rapid pace, exacerbating pressures on fragile ecosystems and human well-being. Ecosystems of the Himalayas like in the Hindu-Kush and communities dependent on them for a livelihood and other services are highly vulnerable to climate related risks. Traditionally local communities have been adjusting to climatic and environmental changes and therefore…

Climate Crisis: Extreme Warming Can Present A Number Of Difficulties To Communities In Mountainous Areas

Nepal is an agrarian mountainous country situated in the central Himalayas, with an altitude ranging from 60m to 8848m. Within this climatic range, the mountain ecosystem of Nepal nurtures around 118 ecosystems, 75 types of vegetation and 35 types of forest. Nepal also has 3,252 glaciers that encompass an area of 5323sq km. However, the…

WWF Helps A Mountain Community Protect Forests And Adapt To Climate Change

In the outermost hills of the Himalayas in Nepal, WWF recently concluded a project that worked closely with local communities to reduce land degradation, forest loss, and climate change vulnerability. The Churia range is a fragile ecosystem critical to recharging ground water, supporting agricultural production, reducing erosion, and stabilizing steep slopes during the monsoon season.…