The impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture were assessed. These two key sectors are highly sensitive to climate and provide support to the livelihoods of the poorer sections of the population.

ICIMOD, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, has undertaken an assessment of trends, perceptions, and impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayan region and, in the process, sought a broad consensus on climate-change impacts on ecosystem and adaptation measures.

An integrated database has been designed to cater to the data collected by different agencies on various aspects of biological and geophysical data, as part of the coordinated programme on