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High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2010
  • This report highlights the vulnerability and exposure of people to floods, droughts and eventually water shortages as a result of changes in the melting and freezing cycles linked with climate change and other pollution impacts. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modelling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies. It outlines status and trends of high mountain glaciers in relation to climate change, identifies challenges and knowledge gaps, and finally makes recommendations for adaptation, research and policy.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Austria, Bhutan, Pakistan, Switzerland
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Drinking water, Floods, Glaciers, Infrastructure, Lakes, Livelihoods, Mountains, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Policy makers, Project managers, Researchers, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Recommendations
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Published in 2015