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Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Presentation
7th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region comprises the mountainous region spanning eight countries in South Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. The HKH region is endowed with significant transboundary freshwater resources and biodiversity reserves. Nearly ten glacier, rainfall, and snow-fed...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Forests
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Indu K. Murthy
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Manoj Kumar
Kritika Adesh Gadpayle

Traditional agroforestry systems across South Asia have historically supported millions of smallholding farmers. Since 2007 agroforestry has received attention in global climate discussions for its carbon sink potential. Agroforestry plays a defining role in offsetting greenhouse gases, providing sustainable livelihoods, localizing Sustainable...

Presentation
HKH to Glasgow: Climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

This presentation is about concrete actions and mechanisms for regional collaboration to address regional systemic issues in the HKH region. The presentation identifies the barriers to the recognition of important regional adaptation issues, discusses some recent case studies of transboundary catastrophic events that highlighted the need for...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Commissioned Report

The increasing frequency of heavy rainfalls and severe typhoons is said to be caused by the adverse effects of climate change. Among various climate change risks, physical damages by natural disasters in Japan are increasingly being acknowledged by the public and have been investigated in many studies. However, studies from overseas have pointed...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Md. Mustafizur
Rahman
Ram
Avtar
Ali P.
Yunus
Jie
Dou
Prakhar
Misra
Wataru
Takeuchi
Netrananda
Sahu
Ali
Kharrazi
Shamik
Chakraborty
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Spatial urban growth and its impact on land surface temperature (LST) is a high priority environmental issue for urban policy. Although the impact of horizontal spatial growth of cities on LST is well studied, the impact of the vertical spatial distribution of buildings on LST is under-investigated. This is particularly true for cities in sub...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin

NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...

Presentation
Regional collaboration for climate and SDG actions in the HKH

The objectives of the session are to emphasize the following points: Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas will seriously comprise food, nutritional and energy security in the region and downstream, severely challenging abilities of nations – particularly the poorer nations– to achieve the SDGs. There is an urgent need for collective climate...

Presentation
Stakeholder consultation on Maximizing the Climate Security in Asia through a Coordinated Emergency Assistance Framework

Japan is one of the prominent contributors towards overseas development assistance (ODA) and emergency relief assistance (external emergency assistance, EEA) in the aftermath of major natural disasters. These assistances have costs and benefits to both the recipients and to the donor countries. In order to improve the efficacy of various forms of...