Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols

At CoP 22, India will highlight climate impact on Himalayas

  1. Event: India will host a special side event during the UN Climate Change Conference opening on Monday at Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Why: To focus on the 12 Himalayan States that face the impact of a changing climate
  3. Importance: The Himalayas provide water to 1.3 billion people in Asia
  4. Experts say: They have been inadequately represented over the past three decades in climate change discussions
  5. Currently, the Himalayas are not spoken about even at discussions in international forums on mountain countries
  6. Though the Himalayas are warming faster than the global average, they are not yet in focus
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