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People and Resource Dynamics Project (PARDYP)
Climate change proofing of technologies
Isabelle Providoli, Keshar Man Sthapit, Madhav Dhakal and Eklabya Sharma
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal
Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
Like other mountain areas in the world, the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Ongoing climate change processes are projected to have a high impact on the HKH region, and accelerated warming has been reported in the Himalayas. These climate change impacts will be superimposed on a variety of other environmental and social stresses, adding to the complexity of the issues.
The sustainable use of natural resources is crucial to the long-term stability of the fragile mountain ecosystems in the HKH and to sustain the socio-ecological resilience that forms the basis of sustainable livelihoods in the region. The ‘People and Resource Dynamics Project’ (PARDYP), implemented by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), provides a variety of participatory options for sustainable land management in the HKH region. This book highlights how the PARDYP findings, including ways of addressing soil fertility and water scarcity, have been mainstreamed in the HKH region. (Imprint: Nova)