Public Lecture: Addressing the Fate of Himalayan Sourced Rivers in the Context of Climate Change: Perspectives from China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan
A team of interdisciplinary researchers from Australia and New Zealand is working collaboratively with their counterparts in China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan to address the critical climate change adaptation challenges facing the Himalayan region in the new millennium. These challenges are being addressed head-on using Climate Change Adaptation tools and in the development of a Knowledge Management Framework for Himalayan sourced rivers to inform and support decision making processes. An overarching strategy of this collaboration is to develop a source (highland mountains) to sink (lowland plains) approach to managing climate change risks in the region.
Location Lecture Theatre 2 Manning Clark Centre (#26A) Union Court ANU
Refreshments will follow
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2nd Workshop on the Development of a Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Nepal
The second workshop on the project “Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan Region” (PSLP-IRAP)" took place in Kathamndu, Nepal. The aim of this project “ is to use participatory approaches to identify the risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities arising from climate change impacts on small upstream communities in Nepal and India and downstream communities in Bangladesh. The project will facilitate capacity to help communities cope better with those risks and vulnerabilities identified. A key objective is the development of a transferrable climate change adaptation toolkit, which is based on a set of scientific and evidence based methodologies or tools to guide local planners and policy makers during the adaptive response planning process. This project is supported by the Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) under the auspices of the Australian AID Program (DFAT). The Australian National University's lead public sector counterpart agency is the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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