IHCAP


A project under the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE) of the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and is being implemented in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. IHCAP is supporting the implementation of the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) as a knowledge and technical partner.



 

 

Resources


 

Himalayas, Climate Change and the Media – A Manual for Journalists

 

As part of Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme's (IHCAP) activities, four media workshops were conducted in 2014 - 2015 to improve journalists’ understanding of climate change and adaptation issues in the Himalayas. During the workshops, it was found that there was a demand for more initiatives of this kind. This manual has been developed to meet that demand and to help journalists cover climate change and adaptation issues in the Himalayas with more accuracy and understanding.

 

 


 

Himalayas, Climate Change and the Media – A Trainer’s Manual

 

The manual has been produced as a guide for trainers conducting workshops for journalists on climate change and adaptation issues in the Himalayas. It is suggested that the trainer use this manual together with the ‘Manual for Journalists’.

 

 


 

Synthesis Report;
Climate Vulnerability, Hazards and Risk: An Integrated Pilot Study in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

 

This synthesis report brings together the various components from the pilot study on climate vulnerability, hazards and risk, completed for Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. The report introduces an integrated assessment framework, highlights key findings, discusses the main learnings and implications for climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction in Kullu district, and provides perspectives for transferring the methodological approaches to the broader IHR. The report therefore provides a robust scientific basis for planning, developing, and implementing adaptation solutions, which should proceed in close cooperation with, and full engagement of local stakeholders.

 


 

Financing Adaptation Actions in the Indian Himalayan Region

 

The brief presents key concerns in formulating and financing adaptation actions at the State level, specific to the context of the Indian Himalayan Region, along with a snapshot of existing and potential sources of adaptation finance. It also provides a State-level matching of adaptation priorities (as outlined by the SAPCC) with select finance sources through a typology matrix.

 

 


 

 

Urbanisation Challenges in the Himalayan Region in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation and
Disaster Risk Mitigation

 

Urbanization has emerged as a key driver of socio-economic and environmental change in the Indian Himalayan Region. The location of Himalayan cities in an ecologically fragile and environmentally sensitive landscape makes them particularly susceptible to the consequences of climate change. Against this background, the brief highlights various ways to mainstream disaster resilience into local urban development planning and its institutionalization through adaptive governance in the rapidly urbanizing mountains.

 


 

 

Understanding The Synergy Between National Mission For Sustaining The Himalayan Ecosystem And SAPCCs From Himalayan States

 

The report examines the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) in detail and explores its linkages with the Himalayan State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs). The report also seeks to answer a key question – How much scope there is for the states in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) to leverage NMSHE? It provides brief summaries of the extent to which the Himalayan SAPCCs articulate links to NMSHE. Analytical observations, key points and open questions are included as part of the report.

 

 


 

Comparative Analyses Of SAPCCs From Himalayan States

The report compares different aspects of the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs) such as the climate profile, vulnerability assessments, sector-wise climate change strategies and climate change action plans in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). It also examines SAPCCs in relation to the National Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and the relative degree of linkages articulated in IHR SAPCCs.

 


 

Mountain and Climate Change; A Global Concern

The contributions in the publication show that the implications of climate change will reach far beyond mountain areas. The case studies (including that from India) highlight the hazards show that concrete adaptive actions are being taken in many mountain areas of the world. The publication concludes with a series of recommendations for sustainable mountain development in the face of climate change.

 


 

Training Needs Assessment for Adaptation Planning & Implementation in Himachal Pradesh

 

The Training Needs Assessment (TNA) study was carried out in coordination with Department of Environment, Science & Technology(DEST), Government of Himachal Pradesh. The TNA aims to identify existing gaps in the training programmes of various line departments in the state. Based on this assessment the study proposes a capacity building programme design for effective climate change adaptation planning and implementation.

 


 

Policies to Mainstream Adaptation to Climate Change and for Sustainable Development in the Himalayas

 

The Role of the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

This report explores interventions that the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme can make in the policy sphere to advance the cause of adaptations to climate change effects and sustainable development in the Himalayas.

 

 


 

Community Voices on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Needs in Indian Himalayan Region

 

In order to understand the magnitude of the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities of the Indian Himalayan Region, an extensive review of available literature has been conducted to take stock of the work being done by state governments, NGOs, research institutes and international organizations to address issues of climate change. Community consultations were organised to gather accounts of Himalayan communities' experience and perception of climate change impact, as well as traditional knowledge on existing coping mechanisms that can be scientifically validated and strengthened as adaptation mechanisms.

This report is based on the consultations held in three Himalayan states – Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttarakhand, and review of existing documentation on community perspectives on climate change.

 


 

Proceeding - National Workshop on Sharing of Lessons and Wise Practices for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem

GBPIHED, Almora, Uttarakhand, 10-11 August 2011

IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), in collaboration with Nokia, Climate Change and Development, Embassy of Switzerland in India, and G.B Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development organized a workshop on the topic, “Sharing of Lessons and Wise Practices for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem”.

The main goal of the workshop was to discuss and document the wise practices of sustainable development which can be mainstreamed into policy and development initiatives in the Himalayan region.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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