Mountain Glaciers and Snow: Hindu Kush Himalayas at COP26

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Nov. 9 (Tuesday): Mountain Glaciers and Snow: Hindu Kush Himalayas

10:00 High Level Event:  Mountains of Opportunity: Ministerial dialogue to scale up investment in mountain specific climate priorities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region

The event will introduce “Mountains of Opportunity” – an investment framework to help the HKH countries mobilize resources for investment in mountain specific climate priorities. Event to take part in coordination with Kathmandu Cryosphere Pavilion Hub. Organized by ICIMOD

11:30 Making climate business in Nepal (parallel event in Kathmandu and Glasgow)

The event will showcase Nepal’s approach to increasing investment in low carbon development and resilience. Organized by the Government of Nepal and ICIMOD.

13:00 Cryosphere science and adaptation solutions to scale up climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

This event will provide a platform for the dissemination of high-impact solutions that can deliver climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region at the speed and scale necessary. Organized by ICIMOD and the University of Aberdeen.

14:30 Elevating Adaptation Action from the Alps to the Andes and Hindu Kush Himalaya

Policy and Youth perspectives on climate actions + Launch of the HKH Theme Song. The event will provide platform for policy makers, researchers on exchanging opportunities for cooperation to upscale adaption solutions for mountains. Youths from different mountains regions will also share their perspectives on the need for climate actions. We’ll also be launching the HKH theme song. Organized by ICIMOD

16:00 HKH Cryosphere Cèlidh: Networking reception

This informal session will recap the proceedings of the day, with key messages, and will also include the screening of the Sustainable Summits film and the HKH theme song music video. ICIMOD

18:00  HKH Day’s Summary and Reception

A summary of Hindu Kush Himalaya cryosphere impacts and the need for meeting the 1.5°C goal though ambitious climate action, as well as plans for adaptation. The Nationally Determined Contributions presented by the governments of the region need to reflect the ambitious climate action plans to address these impacts, and there is a need to promote ways to deliver these actions at speed and scale. Organized by ICIMOD