Presentations

Presentations and Outcomes during Workshop on 'Glaciers, Snow Melt and Runoff in the Himalayas' This workshop held from 6-7 February 2012 at ICIMOD, in Kathmandu (Nepal) was intended to address the state of current knowledge on the consequences of ongoing climatic changes on glaciers, snow melt and runoff and to identify the most important gaps in knowledge where action will be most needed in the future.
HighNoon Secretary, Thursday 23 February 2012
Roundtable discussion on bi and multilateral Indo-European Co-operation on Climate Research and innovation Presented during the Roundtable Discussion session 4 on 28 November 2011.
Eddy Moors and Christian Siderius, Alterra Wageningen UR, Tuesday 6 December 2011
Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) Mr. Sinha’s presentation, given during the Roundtable Discussion session 3 on 28 November 2011, was primarily on SDC’s initiative on linking science, community adaptation and policy makers with regard to the Himalaya. He highlighted that with respect to communities, the initiatives are mainly focused around facilitating capacities for functional cooperation between communities, institutions and local administration. He discussed the initiatives with regard to scientific research which included training and capacity building on specific topics as well as the initiatives with respect to policies which essentially covered linking of community voices with science and policy along with policy dialogue networks between Himalayan States
Mr. Shirish Sinha (Swiss Embassy, Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme IHCAP), Tuesday 6 December 2011
Climate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, Business Plan India Mr Mitra's presentation, given during the Roundtable Discussion session 3 on 28 November 2011, was primarily on the Climate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (CIEC) funded by DFID. Mr. Mitra spoke about the objectives and other aspects about this center. He highlighted the technology priorities based on evaluation criteria and stakeholders. He also mentioned about the gaps along value chains with respect to technology, company, finance, markets and policy.
Mr. Shantanu Mitra (DFID, UK), Tuesday 6 December 2011
Support to rural livelihoods and climate change adaptation in the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya Region The focus of this presentation, given during the Roundtable Discussion session 3 on 28 November 2011, was on EU support for climate change adaptation in the Himalayas. The project, in particular, is funded by EU and has ICIMOD as an implementing partner. During the presentation it was highlighted that the project is mainly to support the conservation of the Himalayan ecosystem and livelihoods development through active regional cooperation. Various aspects of the project including the main planned activities, the expected results and the estimated costs were discussed.
Fernando Nino Page (EU Support to rural livelihoods and CC adaptation in the Himalaya region), Tuesday 6 December 2011
The Climate-KIC, Innovating for low-carbon prosperity and climate resilience The presentation given during the Roundtable Discussion session 3 on 28 November 2011, focused on Climate-KIC (Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community), a new European 80 million euro initiative for innovation for low carbon prosperity. Climate-KIC has been mainly formulated to provide innovations and guidance for Europe’s climate change agenda, but is open for cooperation with and within India as well. The objectives and the novel approach of Climate-KIC were discussed during the presentation.
Eddy Moors on behalf of Daniel Zimmer (Public – private co-maker opportunities: EIT Climate KIC, EU), Tuesday 6 December 2011
European Business and Technology Centre Presented during the Roundtable Discussion session 3 on 28 November 2011. The focus of this presentation was on EU support for climate change adaptation in the Himalayas. During the presentation it was highlighted that the project is mainly to support the conservation of the Himalayan ecosystem and livelihoods development through active regional cooperation.
Fernando Nino Page on behalf of Poul Jensen (Promoting EU-India collaboration in environment, European Business and Technology Centre, Tuesday 6 December 2011
HighNoon, An holistic approach to adaptation This presentation given during the Roundtable Discussion session 2 on 28 November 2011, was essentially on adaptation to changing water resources of Ganga Basin as studied under the EU funded Highnoon project. The objectives and the approach adopted under the project were presented. Communication of uncertainty is still an issue and a consistent water plan at catchment and basin level can be useful in addressing many challenges in the context of planning. It was highlighted that there are still a lot of data gaps, which needs to be addressed and accordingly the requirements in context of research were discussed.
Mr Eddy Moors, HighNoon project, Netherlands/EU/India, Tuesday 6 December 2011
Barriers for climate change adaptation This presentation given during the Roundtable Discussion session 2 on 28 November 2011, was focused on barriers to adaptation. It began with an overview of the process of adaptation including understanding, planning and managing. Dr Tomar discussed the GIZ tools of addressing barriers to adaptation. The guiding process for adaptation science should address three aspects – relevance, credibility and legitimacy. The major challenges in the adaptation process were also highlighted which includes unavailability of appropriate climate projections for planning along with policy relevant vulnerability assessments.
Dr Sanjay Tomar, GIZ, India/Germany, Tuesday 6 December 2011
India’s actions on adaptation to climate variability and climate change Dr. Ghosh’s presentation given during the Roundtable Discussion session 2 on 28 November 2011, was primarily on Government of India’s initiatives in the context of climate change. The discussion included the National Action Plan on Climate Change and the eight missions under it. He highlighted the progress made under these missions in terms of preparation of mission documents and implementation. Other initiatives which are being undertaken were also mentioned including disaster management response to extreme weather events. He discussed the fiscal expenditure particularly in relation to climate change adaptation and the related sectors.
Prodipto Ghosh, The Energy & Resources institute, Tuesday 6 December 2011

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