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Collaborations and Conferences Combat Climate Change in South Asia

By Megan Dietz, Technical Writer

Adaptation for Climate Change by Livestock Smallholders in Gandaki River Basin, Nepal

  • Inaugural climate change conference attended by 250 participants from 27 countries
  • 75 oral, 55 poster, and 11 exhibitor presentations were given on climate change adaptation in South Asia
  • 25 new contacts and collaborations made to further project’s work in Nepal
Traditional irrigation methods, as shown above, may be insufficient to adapt of South Asian farmers to climate change. (Photo credit: Small Earth Nepal)

Traditional irrigation methods, as shown above, may be insufficient to adapt South Asian farmers to climate change. (Photo credit: Small Earth Nepal)

Mountain and lowland South Asia faces serious climate hazards along with food security, water, soil management, and environmental challenges of justice due to climate change. Populations in countries including India, Bangladesh, and Nepal are enduring acute water shortages, hunger, and low river flow due to the increasing receding of Himalayan glaciers required to sustain agriculture and community vitality. Along with increasing extreme weather events and disasters, the people and ecosystems that call South Asia home need adaptation to combat the growing challenges of climate change. Even if the currently, still increasing, greenhouse gas emissions end today, the atmosphere will continue warming for decades to come— necessitating adaptation along with mitigation. Impacting natural, economic, and social resources, the multifaceted effects of climate change demand a multifaceted approach. Continue reading

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  3. Farmers and Researchers Work Together to Fight Water Insecurity in Nepal
  4. 2015 Nepal Poster Show
  5. Making History with Nepal’s First Collaborative Conference on Climate Change