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Adaptation in the Himalayas: Knowledge, Action and Results

19 Dec 2017

This short report presents a selection of the key findings, achievements and lessons learned from the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) over the period 2012– 2017. A more comprehensive overview of all of HICAP’s work is provided in the annual programme reports. This summary report focuses on selected HICAP approaches to science, action research, pilot activities, and communications and outreach. In doing so, we aim to highlight:

  • The broader implications of HICAP’s scientific research, how it has contributed to and filled critical gaps in knowledge on climate change and impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, and how this knowledge can be applied locally to achieve some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • How HICAP’s scientific recommendations, approaches and tools have been incorporated into decision-making at various levels (policies, actions, decisions)
  • How HICAP’s engagement with various stakeholders, such as regional partners or the media, has resulted in multiplication/ amplification and new levels of action and awareness where it is most needed

We conclude this report by highlighting some of the important lessons learned over the duration of the programme, particularly in terms of policy outreach and partnerships.

Status: Completed

Type: Brochures and Briefs

Author: Nad Kishor Agrawal, Björn Alfthan, Bob Can Oort, Iris Leikanger, Tina Schoolmeester

Year of publication: 2017

Publisher: ICIMOD, GRID-Arendal, CICERO

Tags: climate change Himalaya

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