Biodiversity in the himalayas: trends, perception and impacts of climate change

In this latest paper, ICIMOD provides a concerted review of climate change assessment with specific focus on biodiversity impact areas on the mountain ecosystems of the Eastern Himalayas.

The information content is based on credible sources as well as current level of understanding advanced through application of science in climate change and biodiversity assessment. The
paper follows a logical sequence from climate change exposure to biodiversity resource sensitivity in determining the potential impacts followed by assessment of vulnerability to climatic stresses. It concludes with the possible options and mechanisms for adaptation in addressing the threats and vulnerabilities associated with climate change attributions.