The present report was prepared in response to the General Assembly resolution 66/205, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-eighth session on the status of sustainable development in mountain regions.

The Himalayan region has seen unchecked construction activity, illegal mining, unscientific road building and hydropower projects built next to each other

The floods in the Himalayas have been ferocious and deadly. The final body count could run into several thousands. There is no clear estimate of the number of villages wiped out, property destroyed, roads washed away and hydropower projects damaged in the mountain state of Uttarakhand.

Rise in temperatures and a fall in the amount of precipitation in the Mount Everest region has led to a majority of mountain glaciers shrinking by 30 percent along with an upward movement of snowli

This draft action plan on climate change reelased by the Jammu and Kashmir government seeks to develop, apply and diffuse technologies, practices and processes that control, reduce or prevent anthropogenic emissions of GHGs in sectors like water, energy, transport, industry, agriculture, etc.

A combination of climate change and booming tourism could cause famous mountain spots in Southwest China's Yunnan province to lose their snow, authorities and experts have warned.

The government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly launched the ‘Eco

GANGTOK, May 27 – The two-day ‘2nd Sustainable Mountain Development Summit’ of Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI) hosted by Sikkim concluded with the ‘Gangtok Declaration’ and a momentum to carry on

Himalayas are warming about three times faster than the global average temperature during the last 25 year period, says a new study.

Dawa Steven Sherpa, 28-year-old mountain guide and adventure pioneer from Nepal, has been awarded the first ever WWF International President’s Award during a special ceremony at global conservation

In this paper, Jayanta Bandopadhyay explains the need for an interdisciplinary framework for water resource management. He states that this framework needs to include ecological, social, economic and institutional perspectives. These perspectives are essential to facilitate cooperation over the management of transboundary rivers.

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