Climate Change Mitigation and Pastoral Livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region: Research Focuses, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Wenyin Wang
  • Devendra Gauchan
  • A. Allan Degen
  • Zhanhuan ShangEmail author


The authoritative global climate report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged each country to take action on climate change mitigation. The vast HKH region should make a more consistent and concise evaluation that can augment the global level evaluation. In this chapter, the whole HKH’s carbon emission were described and some advice about increasing carbon sink were given. This chapter sets out to: (1) clarify our understanding about the HKH region’s natural resources, ecological functions, social economy and livelihood of its peoples; (2) promote understanding and cognition of carbon dynamics and its driving forces that could better equip HKH’s governments and people to mitigate and adapt to future climate change; and (3) encourage anti-poverty assistance be involved in the carbon trade in the world platform for HKH sustainable development.


Hindu Kush Himalaya Ecosystem services Natural source Carbon sink Anti-poverty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenyin Wang
    • 1
  • Devendra Gauchan
    • 2
  • A. Allan Degen
    • 3
  • Zhanhuan Shang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Life Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-EcosystemsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Bioversity InternationalLalitpurNepal
  3. 3.Desert Animal Adaptations and Husbandry, Wyler Department of Dryland AgricultureBlaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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