The Partners Nepal is working on to publish the book on CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HIMALAYAS (A Case from Solukhumbu) in 2020. The reasons to publish this book is that today, the effects of climate change are being felt around the world. In the mountain environment where we live, climate change is becoming one of the greatest challenges to the local communities.
Climate Change is considered to be a critical global challenge and recent events have demonstrated the world’s growing vulnerability to climate change. The impacts of climate change range from affecting agriculture thereby further endangering food security to rising sea-levels and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones, increasing intensity of natural disasters, species extinction and the spread of vector-borne diseases.
Despite these consequences of climate change and global warming in the mountains, there is a widespread lack of awareness about the impacts of climate change and global warming as well as its challenges and opportunities. Many people do not understand the close ties between climate and weather and the consequences of climate change and its effects in their daily lives.
There is no substantial effort made to educate the people on these important issues of climate change in Nepal. With proper education and support, people will have more potential to lead a bright way towards a safe and sustainable future. Imparting timely climate change education is therefore very crucial step towards creating a sustainable future for this and many generations to come.
The book in your hand, Climate Change in the Himalayas: A Case from Solukhumbu, is the result of this realization by The Partners Nepal. The book aims at making people these regions and elsewhere easily understand and be conceptually aware of climate change and global warming, and their effects on mountain ecosystem with special reference to Khumbu region.
It also explains why the climate change that is taking place in Khumbu poses a serious threat to the environment and life of hundreds of thousands of people living in many different settlements down south. .
The Partners Nepal (TPN)’s hope is that by publishing this booklet, it will be able to educate and work together with the communities of Solukhumbu to help them adapt and overcome some of the challenges posed by climate change in the region. It is important to educate and assist them so that they can preserve these unique and beautiful geographies and cultures for themselves and for many generations to come. Ang Rita Sherpa