From the Director General

Our Director General offers his take on what’s happening within and beyond the region.

Recognizing uniqueness

Our HKH region is extremely diverse in cultures, traditions, and livelihoods. There is an incredible tapestry of cultures, languages, practices, ...

Even 1.5 degrees is too hot for our mountains

What are the implications of this warming for our mountains? First and foremost, this will have direct consequences for our ...

Our biodiversity, our food, our health: Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019

The comprehensive Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report states that one-fourth of endemic species from some parts of the Himalaya could ...

Celebrating World Water Day 2019 – Leaving no one behind

As the theme for World Water Day 2019 is “Leaving no one behind”, ICIMOD reaffirms its commitment to ensuring year-round, ...

International Women’s Day 2019

Gender equality has been advocated for decades now; this is a call for action from both women and men. And ...

HKH Call to Action

While we are committed to continue monitoring the HKH region through our Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Program (HIMAP), ...

4 Feb 2019 HIMAP
#HKHAssessment

A number of the findings emanating from this assessment report are worrisome. For example, it is now clear that the ...

International Mountain Day 2018: Mountains Matter!

They matter for water, but glaciers are retreating and springs are drying up; they matter for tourism, but many communities ...

#MountainYouth #MountainPeople #MountainPride

On International Youth Day, I had an incredibly inspiring opportunity to be with around 200 youth from over 30 countries ...

Beat Plastic Pollution

As mountain areas change, as manufactured goods and visitors from outside flood mountain villages, towns, and trekking routes in increasing ...

International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2018

今年是《生物多样性公约》生效第25周年。今年“国际生物多样性 日”庆祝的主题是“生物多样性保护:行动的 25 年”。 在过去的 25 年中,兴都库什喜马拉雅地区各个国家的山区生物多样性保护工作一直受益于 《生物多样性公约》等全球环境治理机制。尽管实现《生物多样性公约》的国家和全球目标仍是 巨大的挑战,对我们来说今年的“国际生物多样性日”是一个承前启后、继往开来的时刻。 兴都库什喜马拉雅地区是 2.4 亿人口的家园,并为占世界四分之一人口的 19 亿人提供水资 源。位于该地区的喜马拉雅、印缅、中国西南山区以及中亚山区历来就是紧密联系的跨境生物多 样性热点地区。这些热点地区为 30 亿人口的生计提供支持并保障他们的粮食安全,而这 30 亿人 口中包含了部分世界上最贫困及弱势的人群。 尊重兴都库什喜马拉雅地区生命的多样性及着眼于人民的福祉一直以来作为核心理念主导着 国际山地综合发展中心的工作,中心跨境景观保护与发展项目的各项行动就是最好的证明。通过 ...

World Water Day 2018

The theme for World Water Day 2018, Nature for Water, explores how we can use nature-based solutions to overcome the ...