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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Eklabya Sharma, David Molden, Atiq Rahman, Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Linxiu Zhang, Surendra Pratap Singh et al.
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Yanfen Wang, Ning Wu, Clemens Kunze, Ruijun Long, Manfred Perlik
    Pages 17-56 Open Access
  4. Raghavan Krishnan, Arun B. Shrestha, Guoyu Ren, Rupak Rajbhandari, Sajjad Saeed, Jayanarayanan Sanjay et al.
    Pages 57-97 Open Access
  5. Joyashree Roy, Eddy Moors, M. S. R. Murthy, S. V. R. K. Prabhakar, Bahadar Nawab Khattak, Peili Shi et al.
    Pages 99-125 Open Access
  6. Jianchu Xu, Ruchi Badola, Nakul Chettri, Ram P. Chaudhary, Robert Zomer, Bharat Pokhrel et al.
    Pages 127-165 Open Access
  7. Shobhakar Dhakal, Leena Srivastava, Bikash Sharma, Debajit Palit, Brijesh Mainali, Rabindra Nepal et al.
    Pages 167-207 Open Access
  8. Tobias Bolch, Joseph M. Shea, Shiyin Liu, Farooq M. Azam, Yang Gao, Stephan Gruber et al.
    Pages 209-255 Open Access
  9. Christopher A. Scott, Fan Zhang, Aditi Mukherji, Walter Immerzeel, Daanish Mustafa, Luna Bharati
    Pages 257-299 Open Access
  10. Golam Rasul, Abdul Saboor, Prakash C. Tiwari, Abid Hussain, Nilabja Ghosh, Ganesh B. Chettri
    Pages 301-338 Open Access
  11. Eri Saikawa, Arnico Panday, Shichang Kang, Ritesh Gautam, Eric Zusman, Zhiyuan Cong et al.
    Pages 339-387 Open Access
  12. Ramesh Ananda Vaidya, Mandira Singh Shrestha, Nusrat Nasab, Deo Raj Gurung, Nagami Kozo, Neera Shrestha Pradhan et al.
    Pages 389-419 Open Access
  13. Giovanna Gioli, Ganesh Thapa, Fawad Khan, Purnamita Dasgupta, Dev Nathan, Netra Chhetri et al.
    Pages 421-455 Open Access
  14. Arabinda Mishra, Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, Dhrupad Choudhury, Bimal Raj Regmi, Ulka Kelkar, Mozaharul Alam et al.
    Pages 457-490 Open Access
  15. Bernadette P. Resurrección, Chanda Gurung Goodrich, Yiching Song, Aditya Bastola, Anjal Prakash, Deepa Joshi et al.
    Pages 491-516 Open Access
  16. Tasneem Siddiqui, Ram B. Bhagat, Soumyadeep Banerjee, Chengfang Liu, Bandita Sijapati, Rashid Memon et al.
    Pages 517-544 Open Access
  17. Hemant Raj Ojha, Rucha Ghate, Lam Dorji, Ankita Shrestha, Dinesh Paudel, Andrea Nightingale et al.
    Pages 545-578 Open Access
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 579-627

About this book

Introduction

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being. The compiled content is based on the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers, brought together by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This assessment was conducted between 2013 and 2017 as the first of a series of monitoring and assessment reports, under the guidance of the HIMAP Steering Committee: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Atiq Raman (Bangladesh), Yuba Raj Khatiwada (Nepal), Linxiu Zhang (China), Surendra Pratap Singh (India), Tandong Yao (China) and David Molden (ICIMOD and Chair of the HIMAP SC).

This First HKH Assessment Report consists of 16 chapters, which comprehensively assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH region, increase the understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts, address critical data gaps and develop a set of evidence-based and actionable policy solutions and recommendations. These are linked to nine mountain priorities for the mountains and people of the HKH consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This book is a must-read for policy makers, academics and students interested in this important region and an essentially important resource for contributors to global assessments such as the IPCC reports.

Keywords

Open Access book on Hindu Kush Himalaya Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Sustainable Mountain Development Environmental Assessment HKH Assessment Report Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the HKH Energy Needs in Asia Water Security, Availability, Use and Governance Food Nutrition and Security in Asia Disaster Risk Reduction and Increasing Resilience Poverty and Vulnerability in Mountain Livelihoods Climate Change Adaptation Governance, Drivers and Consequences of Migration Environmental Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Sustainable Mountain Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippus Wester
    • 1
  • Arabinda Mishra
    • 2
  • Aditi Mukherji
    • 3
  • Arun Bhakta Shrestha
    • 4
  1. 1.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KathmanduNepal
  2. 2.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KathmanduNepal
  3. 3.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KathmanduNepal
  4. 4.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KathmanduNepal

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