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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.

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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.

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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.

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International Workshop on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Himalaya: Science And Policy Interface

On 2 - 3 November 2015, an International Workshop on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation In Himalayas was organised in Nainital by the Department of Geography, Kumaun University. This Workshop was focused on the science and policy interface and was supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), India Himalayas Climate Adaptation Program (IHCAP) and NMSHE

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Emission Inventory of CO2 in Jammu and Kashmir A Sectoral Analysis

Jammu and Kashmir is one of the few States in the country to join the States having conducted inventory of Green House Gases. This is the first report prepared using 2013- 14 activity data. This assessment provides information on Jammu and Kashmir’s emissions of Green House Gases (Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) emitted from anthropogenic activities at state level from: Energy; Industry; Agriculture; Waste; and Land Use Land Use Change & Forestry (LULUCF). Existing GHG emissions have been analyzed by sector and sub-sectors (viz; Transport, Buildings, Industry, Waste, Agriculture and Forest)

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Climate Modelling for Himachal Pradesh

The economy of the State is dependent on sectors like the hydel power generation, horticulture, agriculture, forestry and tourism etc. and these sectors are assumed to be under threat in the present scenario of changing climate. Any change in these sectors due to climate change, in every likelihood, will not only going to affect the livelihood prospects in the agrarian economies of mountain regions, but also everyone living below in the plains.

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DST- NMSHE Project Inception Workshop Report by WII

The Project Inception Workshop was conducted in the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and was attended by academicians, managers, scientists and researchers related with the conservation of Himalayan biodiversity and sustainable management.

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Wildlife Watch in the Indian Himalayan Region

Wildlife Watch in the Indian Himalayan Region is a user guide for monitoring wildlife species in the Indian Himalayan Region. This is brought out by the Wildlife Institute of India under the support provided by the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem. The publication intends to sensitize all the stakeholders on the importance of monitoring selected endangered or indicator wildlife species in the IHR 

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Overview of The Mizoram State Action Plan on Climate Change and Climate Change Scenario In Mizoram

The informative booklet provides overview of the climate change scenarios and programms in the Mizoram. This is an initial effort to bring about co-operative participation of state's line department  and agencies towards climate change adaptation and mitigation in the state. The booklet is developed by State Climate Change Cell of Mizoram established under the NMSHE mission.

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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.

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