Climate change vulnerability of mountain ecosystems in the Eastern Himalayas

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) undertook a series of research activities together with partners in the Eastern Himalayas from 2007 to 2008 to provide a preliminary assessment of the impacts and vulnerability of this region to climate change. Activities included rapid surveys at country level, thematic workshops, interaction with stakeholders at national and regional levels, and development of technical papers by individual experts in collaboration with institutions that synthesised the available information on the region. This synthesis report provides a review of the climate change assessment with a focus on impact areas considered important for addressing climate change vulnerability in the mountain ecosystems of the Eastern Himalayas.