An international conference attended by over 200 experts, including from India, has recommended ways to combine efforts to create meaningful action against the impacts of rising temperatures and other climate change effects in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.
The four-day conference was jointly organised by Nepal's Ministry of Population and Environment and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The participants explored a range of topics from climate financing and mountain communities to the social and business implications of climate change.
The conference held last week brought together participants from all eight ICIMOD regional member countries.
"Mountain countries, like island states can create a shared voice in climate negotiations to influence others to work together to reduce emissions," said ICIMOD's Director General David Molden.
The conference was the first IPCC outreach event in Nepal and featured a special youth-focused workshop as well as a media workshop.
Apart from sharing knowledge and experiences about climate change in the region, the experts recommended ways to combine efforts to create meaningful action against the impacts of rising temperatures and other climate change effects in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.
They agreed that there was a need for regional cooperation, multi-stakeholder partnership and exchange of scientific data to generate consequential, evidenced-based policy and climate action at all levels of government in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).
The HKH region extends 3,500 km over all or part of eight countries from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east.
ICIMOD serves eight regional member countries of the HKH region - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan - and the global mountain community.
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