Kathmandu: Himalayan Communities leaders associated with Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) launched a research book on adversities of Climate Change in the Himalayas with recommendation of possible solutions. CAHC, which is one of HCI’s initiative, is an advocacy organization carrying the authentic voice of Himalayan Communities living under the foothills of the Himalayas.
The research book named ‘Climate Change in Nepal’s Himalayas: A Community Perspective’ was launched in the "International Conference on Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya” under the conference session called "Anecdotal Evidence of Climate Change: Listening to Mountain Voices.”
The honor of revealing the book was done together by Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira, IPCC, AR6, Dr. David Molden, Director General, ICIMO, Mr. Basanta Shrestha, Director of Strategic Cooperation, ICIMOD and Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, Chairperson, CAHC.
Hundreds of youth and mountain community leaders associated with CAHC joined the four days long conference where various issues of the Himalayan Communities were brought into light. Along with CAHC, HCI also served as the Collaborating Partner of the conference.
For HCI and CAHC organizing the conference as a collaborating partners was a good experience. HCI including CAHC largely participated as organizers of the “National Youth Conference” and CAHC handled the Anecdotal Evidence of Climate Change session.
Mr. Prem Bahadur Bohara, CEO of CAHC and Ms. Bivishika Bhandari, Head of Marketing and Outreach of HCI jointly presented the youth voices in the conference. Ms. Shilshila Acharya, CEO of HCI also presented as a panelist in the Youth Conference.
With this eventful participation, youth associated with CAHC who are continuously advocating for the betterment of the Himalayan Region and people living there could make their voice heard among the leaders of international arena.