The panel discussion was held to strengthen and align activities of Bhutan's 12th five year plan and ICIMOD
's medium term action plan (MTAP-IV).
Shehzad Hassan Shigiri, Director, Gilgit Baltistan (GB), the Environmental Protection Agency, acknowledged the efforts of WWF-Pakistan (WWF-P) and ICIMOD
in the Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral regions to highlight this emerging issue and assist in the formulation of the 'Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan for Gilgit Baltistan 2017', which also discusses human mobility and remittances.
"The Indus River supports a population of about 215 million inhabitants of Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan, whose livelihood depends on these waters," said Eklabya Sharma, Director of Programme Operations at ICIMOD
, emphasizing the importance of research on the impacts of climate change in the Indus basin.
delegation apprised the climate change advisor Malik Amin Aslam that the government of Pakistan is member country of ICIMOD
along with total eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) which are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Sharing his initial observations, Pradeep Mool, a remote sensing specialist with the ICIMOD
, said there was an air of change in and around Lake Imja.
The compiled content is based on the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers, brought together by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD
Director General of ICIMOD
, Dr David James Molden has sent his warm congratulations on the on this benevolent victory of Pakistani academia.
At the launch of the atlas, David Molden, Director General of ICIMOD
, stressed the importance of the new research study.
The conference was mutually organized by World Wide Fund Pakistan (WWF-Pak), Korakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit-Baltistan, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD
), Integrated Mountain Area Research Centre (IMARC), and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) along with other partner organization.
This was shared by the speaker of a recently held three days conference in Islamabad on the theme of Adaptation: Bringing climate change science to policy makers', jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD
), the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), and World Wildlife Fund Pakistan (WWF-Pak).