Monday, April 6th, 2020

Regional Cooperation for the Protection of Himalayan Glaciers

INVC,, Kathmandu,, Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C) Shri Jairam Ramesh has emphasised the need for regional cooperation for the protection of Himalayan glaciers. Adressing the symposium on ‘Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region’ at Kathmandu yesterday, the Minister reiterated the challenges facing the region and the need for solid scientific information as the basis for decision making and improving governance. Shri Jairam said, “The behaviour of Himalayan glaciers is fundamentally different to that of the glaciers in the Polar Regions, and they need special investigation and analysis. Biodiversity does not stop at geographical boundaries, and countries must work together for protection and management and to support adaptation.” He further said, “The future lies in regional cooperation based on strong national institutions.” While highlighting the important role that ICIMOD plays as an anchor for regional cooperation and collaboration, Minister stressed the importance of the collaboration between India, Nepal and China on the Kailash Sacred Landscape. This is being facilitated by ICIMOD with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme. The Government of India is committed to contribute total $200,000 till 2011 to ICIMOD. The Minister handed over a cheque from the Government of India worth Rs 71 lakh, equivalent to $160,000. The symposium was organised by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to discuss issues of climate change and trans-boundary cooperation. [caption id="attachment_19184" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge), Shri Jairam Ramesh attending the International Symposium on ' Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region' organised by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), at Kathmandu "]The Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge), Shri Jairam Ramesh  attending the International Symposium on ' Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region'   organised by  International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), at  Kathmandu [/caption]

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Tenzin N N, says on October 7, 2010, 4:05 PM

Time has arrived (already nearing to deadline !) to put aside political differences and mutually work for a common goal of saving the melting Himalayas and the source regions of major Asian Rivers... Best wishes for the same..