Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Under a business-as-usual scenario, a…
Madan Poudel, a youth agriculture activist and student from Nepal, is feeling the heat of climate change in his village. This is his personal story on how climate change is affecting his community, and how farmers are trying to adapt to an increasingly variable climate. Read More
Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, heat waves and sea-level rise — all impacts of climate change or worsened by it — in the first decade of this millennium, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Read the full story on the India Climate Dialogue website.
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.