Mountains cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface and are home to 12 percent of the human population.

A joint FAO/CDE publication examines one of the least-known environments in the world. Dryland mountains are of great strategic value to regional and global development – they provide 90% of the freshwater supply to surrounding dry lowlands – and yet they are often overlooked by decision- and policymakers.

Advocating to follow Gandhiji’s message for Sustainability of Himalayas, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday said pressure of population and exploitation of natural resources are extr

Minister of Environment & Forests, Smt Jayanthi Natarajan inaugurated the one-day workshop 'Challenges in Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation - Potential for Collaboration between ICIMOD and India' on the occasion of first ever ICIMOD-India Day celebration today in New Delhi on 30th September 2011.

Environment Ministers’ Meeting 30 September, 2011 - One of the outcomes of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation environment ministers’ meeting, which ended yesterday, was the endors

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) to be held in June 2012 will have green economy as one of its two main themes. This paper has been prepared to strengthen arguments for discussing mountain issues at Rio+20 and in other global discourses.

As a build up to the

The government has banned helicopters used for sightseeing from landing at the Everest Base Camp (EBC) to preserve the fragile geological structure of the area.

The government took such decision after reports about the ill-effects of helicopter landing at the EBC from civil service employees who had gone for an Everest expedition.

The expedition team had reported chief secretary Madhav Prasa

This Framework for Community-Based Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments in Mountain Areas provides an analytical framework and methodology for assessing environmental and socioeconomic changes affecting the livelihoods of rural, natural resource dependent communities living in mountainous environments.

Under the aegis of China-India agreement for cooperation in Climate
Change, a China-India workshop was held in Beijing on September 29, 2010. The theme chosen for the workshop was on Mountain Ecosystem and Climate Change. The workshop was aimed at exchange of information on the implications of Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems.