Working towards improving resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region (China, Bangladesh, India & Nepal)

Background

The Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau (HTP) is of great importance to the global climate system. It is well accepted that climate change will have huge implications for millions of people living in High Asia and downstream catchment areas.

The primary aim of this project is to bring together regional knowledge and research findings under the auspices of a truly multinational, interdisciplinary research framework programme for the Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau (HTP) region. Following a Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, In September 2010 a Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Network Consortium was established. Specific objectives of the Consortium include:

1. Assess and document the current research status and projects  from each country/region.
2. Identify knowledge gaps.
3. Establish a set of research priorities for the region.
4. Determine an effective mechanism to enhance knowledge sharing in the region

5. Facilitate mechanisms for greater cross boarder collaboration

This HKH Network Consortium has more than 20 research institutions and NGO’s working in the region

  • Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS)
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University (MSI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Centre for Global Change (CGC)
  • Institute for Development and Innovation (IDI)
  • Center for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences (CARASS), University of Dhaka
  • Department of Geography,Tribhuvan University
  • Asia-Pacific network for Global Change Research (APN)
  • Nepal Academy of Science & Technology
  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
  • Institute of Engineering, Nepal
  • China Dialogue
  • Wageningen University
  • Global Change Impact Studies Centre GCISC
  • Nagoya University
  • Prescott College
  • University of Nebraska
  • Water Resources Research Institute
  • Nong Lam University
  • G. P. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development
  • NASA
  • Kumaon University
  • Nanjing University
Project Newsletter 2013

MAIRS-FE IPO
College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District Beijing, P.R.China 100871
Tel:+86-10-62767995
E-mail: mairs-fe@mairs-fe.org