International Conference on
The Government of Nepal created Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) in 2052 BS to address environmental issues such as conservation, pollution, and natural heritage conservation, and to fulfill regional and international commitments in these areas. MoPE is comprised of three smaller departments: the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the Department of Environment, and the Environment Protection Council.
ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental centre serving eight regional member countries (RMCs) of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. ICIMOD believes in a future where mountain people in the HKH region can experience enhanced livelihoods, equity and socio-environmental security; where they can adapt to diverse conditions of environment and climate change; where future generations can enjoy the benefits and opportunities made available by the region’s rich, diverse natural resources. ICIMOD foresees a future in which the HKH is valued, sustained and upheld as the water tower for more than a billion people, as a cultural and spiritual hub, as a home to numerous global biodiversity hotspots, and as a significant ecological buffer zone. ICIMOD aims to serve the region by generating knowledge and sharing information, and by fostering regional cooperation to find integrated and innovative solutions to critical mountain problems.
With participation of
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly. The IPCC was charged with providing policymakers with regular assessments on the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC assesses thousands of scientific papers published each year to inform policy makers about what they do know and don’t know about climate change.