Global Warming in Nepal: Challenges and Policy Imperatives

Authors

  • Pashupati Chaudhary University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Kamal P Aryal International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

Keywords:

climate change, global warming, ecosystems, human wellbeing, adaptation

Abstract

Information on climate change is so far scattered and documents are written in technical language often obscured by sophisticated jargon and complicated mathematical models. As a result, information about the causes and consequences of climate change is not understood by the general public. The problem is particularly acute in developing countries such as Nepal where literature on climate change is insufficient to make firm conclusions and develop adaptation and mitigation measures. Hence, we attempt to summarize available information to develop a conceptual framework with a view to making it easily accessible among a wider audience. First, the impacts of global warming on ecological factors, ecosystem processes and functions, and also on human wellbeing are outlined in the global context. The issues are then discussed for Nepal using available evidence, models, and predictions supplemented by some primary data on local perception and knowledge. Finally, outlooks for future action, research and policy are discussed.

Key words: climate change, global warming, ecosystems, human wellbeing, adaptation  

Full text is available at the ForestAction website

Journal of Forest and Livelihood 8(1) February 2009 pp.4-13

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2009-05-22

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Chaudhary, P., & Aryal, K. P. (2009). Global Warming in Nepal: Challenges and Policy Imperatives. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 8(1), 4–13. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JFL/article/view/1877

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