• Submitted by: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Primary SD area: Mountains
  • Keywords: Database development, information sharing and knowledge management
  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Date of completion: 29 Dec 2017
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Deliverables & Resources
Mountain knowledge solutions for sustainable green economy and improved water, food, energy, and environment nexus

Organization(s) making commitment

Lead: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) working in close collaboration with the partners in its 8 regional member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

Achievement of Commitment

? Proven knowledge products and good practices shared and possible sustainable mountain specific solutions committed
? Organization of collective research and pilot actions and projects to strengthen the nexus between water, food, and energy in the post Rio+20 scenario,
? Concrete identification of green economy pilots and actions in and beyond the mountains
? Commitment of knowledge networking and management actions to implement new mountain agenda

How this will be achieved

Generating knowledge solutions for national, regional, and global sustainability:
Enhancing food, water and energy security will require research-based knowledge development and transfer that can influence policies, and appropriate institutional framework in Mountains. Technical knowhow can also build infrastructures that can enhance water, food and energy supply. ICIMOD and its eight member countries in the Himalayan region plans to develop knowledge solutions and technical expertise through collaborative research, networking and regional co-operation in the Himalayan region.

Mountains are sources of rich biodiversity providing diverse food, nutrition and medicinal forest products. These services are vital for human wellbeing, both in the mountains and downstream, and especially for improving the lives of indigenous, marginalized, and poor people. Yet all are under threat from rapid changes such as globalization and climate change and we need applicable, accessible and affordable knowledge to adapt to them and create sustainable societies. Research-based knowledge addressing issues including conservation of fresh water resources, critical biodiversity, maintenance of gene pools, and protection of forest, wetland, and rangeland ecosystems, with particular attention to strategies for enhancing people?s livelihoods and wellbeing and action proposals discussed to develop suitable knowledge solutions, especially in adaptation and sustainable development areas.

Deliverable Date
Early warning system for Disaster risk reduction from Glacier Lake outburst (GLOF) 31 May 2013
Adaptation knowledge networking partnership developed 30 May 2014
regional integrated database on ecological and social and physical resources in Mountains 28 Nov 2014
Documentation of local and autonomous adaptation measures to climate change 30 Nov 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise ICIMOD staffs gather and share knowledge and technical knowhow
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