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Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation For Building Local Resilience In The Himalayas
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Author: Pashupati Chaudhary, Keshab Thapa, Krishna Lamsal, Pushpa Raj Tiwari, and Netra Chhetri
Publisher: Intech
Published Year: 2012
Theme: Adaptation actions
SubTheme: Community-based adaptation
Description This paper (a) reviews an observed and perceived climate change in Nepal, (b) discusses impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, agriculture and human wellbeing, and (c) offers, by drawing upon experiences of an NGO, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), some community-based mitigation and adaptation techniques for curbing challenges resulting from climate change. The local level examples shared in this paper can be useful for other countries that share similar threats and sociocultural and political challenges.
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