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Climate change impacts and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas

Eklabya Sharma

Climate change impacts and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas

by Eklabya Sharma

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Published by ICIMOD in [Kathmandu] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementEklabya Sharma ... [et al.].
ContributionsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24463962M
ISBN 109789291151349, 9789291151363
LC Control Number2009341528

  Pathak D, Gajurel AP, Mool PK () Climate change impacts on hazards in the eastern Himalayas. Climate change impact and vulnerability in the eastern Himalayas—technical report 5. ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal. ISBN: 92 6.   Warming trends reported previously in the Himalayas are: increases of °C yr −1 during – in Kullu Valley in the Western Himalayas, °C yr −1 during – in Nepal in the Central Himalayas, and °C yr −1 from to in Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas.

  The Koshi River Basin lies in 25°18' −29°09′ N, 85°01′– 88°57′ E ().The basin covers an area of approximat km 2: 45% in Nepal, 32% in China, and 23% in elevation varies from just over 30 m above sea level (masl) in the plains to the south to more than masl in the high Himalayas and the wide range of climate–tropical climate in the south, . Biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayas: Status, trends and vulnerability to climate change; Climate change impact and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas – Technical report 2.

The potential impact of climate change on the various resources of the HKH is of great concern (Ericsson et al. ) as a large population across the region relies on monsoon rainfall. Hence, it is necessary to understand the nature of future climate change. Across the Himalaya, in the north-eastern state of Nagaland, Singh and Singh Because the HKH stands at a heightened risk for natural disasters due to climate change impacts, it has once again raised serious concerns on gender narratives. For example, a first form of ‘gendered’ vulnerability to climate change relates to labour.


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Climate change impacts and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas by Eklabya Sharma Download PDF EPUB FB2

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas 1 Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas Eklabya Sharma, Nakul Chettri, Karma Tse-ring, Arun B Shrestha, Fang Jing, Pradeep Mool and Mats Eriksson Little is known in detail about the vulnerability of mountain ecosystems to climate Size: 1MB.

Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas 19 b) Relative vulnerability of biodiversity, water, ecosystems, and human wellbeing to climate change impacts. Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas. Book: Climate change impacts and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas () pp pp.

Abstract: Little is known in detail about the vulnerability of mountain ecosystems ecosystems Subject Category: HabitatsCited by: The ecosystem of the Eastern Himalayas are vulnerable to climate change as a result of their ecological fragility and economic marginality.

The conservation policies at national and regional. Climate change vulnerability of mountain ecosystems in the Eastern Himalayas.

@inproceedings{TseringClimateCI, title={Climate change impact and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas: Synthesis Report. Climate change vulnerability of mountain ecosystems in the Eastern Himalayas.}, author={Karma Tse-ring and Eklabya Sharma and Nakul Chettri.

Biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayas: Status, trends and vulnerability to climate change; Climate change impact and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas – Technical report 2 Book. Climate change is expected to have a significant impact on the Himalayan region, which may ultimately affect the water security and agriculture productivity in the region.

The State of Sikkim in the North Eastern part of India also observes similar challenges. Exposure to extreme events is location specific and communities settled in high, mid and low altitudinal regions are differentially affected.

Climate change impacts are disproportionate and influence lives and livelihoods variedly. III. ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF, AND VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION TO, CLIMATE CHANGE 13 Information gathering – data, systematic observation and monitoring 13 Information analysis – reporting of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation 15 IV.

REGIONAL IMPACTS OF AND VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE 18 Africa 18. Get this from a library. Climate change impacts and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas.

[Eklabya Sharma; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.;]. Climate change impact and vulnerability assessment at state and regional level is necessary to develop adaptation strategies for forests in the critical Himalayan region.

This publication presents a summary of the findings of a preliminary assessment of the impacts and vulnerability of the Eastern Himalayas region to climate change and related hazards such as glacial runoff lake outburst, floods, mud-flows, avalanches, as well as droughts, landslides, wildfires from lightning, thunderstorms, and cloudbursts, in addition to earthquakes, which.

Sharma E, Chettri N, Tse-ring K, Shrestha AB, Jing F, Mool P, & Eriksson M () Climate change impact and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas. ICIMOD Synthesis Report. 27 pp. Google Scholar Sharma K, Robeson SR, Thapa P, & Saikia A () Landuse/land-cover change and forest fragmentation in the Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan, Physical.

Climate change: Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers. "Impacts on people in the region, already one of the world's most fragile and hazard-prone. Potential threats from climate change to human wellbeing in the Eastern Himalayan region.

With regard to climate change impacts on livelihoods and people’s wellbeing, the major area of serious impact was regarded to be agricultural production, upon which 70% of the population in the Eastern Himalayas depends. Nowhere is the challenge of responding to the varied impacts of climate change more daunting than in the Hindukush-Himalaya region.

IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report designated this region a "white spot" because of the limited number of scientific studies conducted in this region, including Nepal. The Himalayan country of Bhutan is typically an agrarian country with about 57% of the people depending on agriculture.

However, farming has been constrained by the mountainous topography and rapid changes in environmental variabilities. With climate change, agricultural production and food security is likely to face one of the biggest challenges of the. Abstract Given their unique natural attractions, including the highest mountain range in the world, the Nepalese Himalayas have long been a Mecca for trekkers and mountaineers.

Nature-based tourism in the Nepalese Himalayas, however, is highly vulnerable to change in climatic conditions. This paper proposes a conceptual framework based on Jodha's mountain. Taking this into account, Indian scientists have developed a common framework for assessment of climate change vulnerability in all the states in the Himalayan region — Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and hilly districts of West Bengal.

Weather systems of the Himalayas, both past and current, are analyzed and detailed through climate models, seasonal observations of weather fronts, and overviews of various climate scenarios.

The book then discusses climate change impacts and signat. ures specific to the Central Himalayan region, where the largest effects of impacts are observed. The major forest districts experiencing high climate change impact are Chamba, Kullu and Shimla.

We have combined the results of climate change impact assessment with that obtained from assessment of current vulnerability to assess the vulnerability of forests under future climate.

The methodology adopted is explained in section Determining species vulnerability. The study identified the key vulnerabilities of a species based on four factors: Sensitivity: the inability of the species to persist, as is, under changing climatic conditions.

Adaptive capacity: the ability of the species to respond to changes in climate. Exposure: the extent of climatic change and variation that the species encounters and is .