A group of research scientists, academicians, government officials, representatives from the civil society and international organizations working in diverse areas of climate change came together for an international workshop on ‘Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Himalaya: Science and Policy Interface’ and shared the most recent knowledge on climate change impact assessment and adaptation.
The workshop was organized by Department of Geography, Kumaun University with support from the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in Nainital from 2-3 November 2015.
The aim of the workshop was to provide a platform for the synthesis of cutting-edge knowledge on climate change impacts assessment and adaptation that could help policy planning agencies to evolve effective climate change adaptation plans for the Himalayan states of India. During the expert deliberations, issues of climate database and modelling, mainstreaming climate change adaptation and adaptation in mountain farming and urban sectors were discussed at length. The research studies related to impact of climate change on glacial lakes, GLOF risks and climate change information needs for Himalayan region also formed part of the discussion.