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In situ monitoring of mountain glaciers: experiences from mountain ranges around the world and recommendations for the Hindu Kush HimalayaInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Mountain glaciers are important climate indicators and glaciers are considered essential climate variables (ECV) by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Understanding glacial change is necessary to predict future water availability, to assess potential hazards, and to estimate the contribution of glacier melt to sea level rise (Vaughan et al., 2013).Document
Contributions by the private sector to climate change mitigation: lessons from the Plantec Coffee Estate in NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Agroforestry in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a suitable biological mitigation intervention that contributes to NDC targets and REDD+ objectives. With that in mind, this paper attempts to demonstrate the ways in which a private sector business has established an agroforestry system on 38.5 ha and its role in increasing carbon stock.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017In the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), countries have initiated their work on REDD+ safeguards but no country has yet made a formal submission to the UNFCCC.Document
Tools, platforms and mechanisms to support accountability to disaster-affected populations in the PhilippinesInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, a number of national and local government tools, platforms and mechanisms were put in place to support the coordination of national government efforts to respond to the disaster. Many of these tools, platforms and mechanisms are web-based and accessible to the public.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Upper Indus Basin Network and Indus Forum Collaboration Meeting, a joint workshop, was conducted from 22–25 May 2017. A majority of the participants came from Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, countries that share the transboundary Indus River Basin. Among the participants were senior government officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and several international organizations.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.DocumentRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, 2016This new edition of REEEP’s highly successful manual Linked Open Data: The Essentials offers a solid introduction to Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, with new case studies and updated information on how to make the most of the possibilities LOD has to offer.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017This new working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.DocumentSolidarités International, 2017To improve preparedness and prevention of drought risks in the agricultural and pastoral communities around Lake Fitri in Chad, Solidarités International implemented a project between 2013 and 2016 that endeavoured to strengthen their capacities for resilience.Document
Integrated marine and coastal management in the western Indian Ocean: towards a sustainable oceans economySouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region has valuable and diverse coastal and marine resources, but much of its natural capital is either threatened or declining. The WIO encompasses rich diverse tropical and subtropical areas along the coastlines of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.