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The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the greatest mountain systems in the world, encompassing an area of over 4.3 million km2. Outside of the North and South Poles, the region contains the largest area of permanent ice cover in the world, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Third Pole’ of the earth. Its terrain encompasses the source of 10 major river systems, 4 global biodiversity spots, 330 important bird areas, and hundreds of mountain peaks over 6,000 masl. The region provides water, ecosystem services, food, energy, and livelihood to 210 million people directly.

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HKH Researchers Convene ..

30 Sep 2016

The assessment, expected in print in 2017, aims to inform policymakers and stakeholder..

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HIMAP Author Writeshop Held..

12 Jul 2016

Rough chapter drafts were uploaded to a collaborative platform on the HIMAP website. M..

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Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) gather..

08 Apr 2016

The HKH Assessment addresses the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustai..

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Second Workshop on Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Asses..

01 Apr 2015

The purpose of the three day workshop was to bring together different scientific and e..

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The ‘Third Pole’: A monitoring and assessment programme ..

14 Feb 2016

The first writers’ workshop for the coordinating lead authors of the Hindu ..

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Second Workshop on ‘Hindu Kush Himalayas Monitoring and As..

START04 Feb, 2015

END06 Feb, 2015

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Aditi Mukherji

Aditi Mukherji ..

Aditi Mukherji is a Coordinating Lead Author, Water Availability and Use (Water ..

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Arun Bhakta Shrestha

Arun Bhakta Shrestha..

Arun Bhakta Shrestha is a Coordinating Lead Author, Climate Change in the HKH f..

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Eddy Moors

Eddy Moors..

Eddy Moors is a Coordinating Lead Author, Future Scenarios for HIMAP..

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Ruchi Badola

Ruchi Badola..

Ruchi Badola is a Coordinating Lead Author, Sustaining HKH biodiversity and ecos..

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