Adaptation to Climate Change in the High Altitude Himalayas

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August 10, 2011

Adaptation to Climate Change in the High Altitude Himalayas

Presented at – National Workshop on “Sharing of Lessons and Wise Practices for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem - hosted by IUCN in partnership with GBIHED and Embassy of Switzerland, Delhi

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Sejuti Basu

August 10, 2011
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  1. Adaptation to Climate Change in the High Altitude Himalayas ...a

    composite model by Presented by – Sejuti Basu; Core Team Member – Research & Advocacy; PRAGYA Presented at – National Workshop on “Sharing of Lessons and Wise Practices for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem - hosted by IUCN in partnership with GBIHED and Embassy of Switzerland, Delhi 10-11 August 2011 | GBPIHED, Almora, Uttarakhand, India
  2. 3 PRONGED APPROACH The PRAGYA Approach 3 KEY PRINCIPLES Element

    1 •  local level mitigation to retard effects of climate change on the micro-climate Element 2 •  adaptation to climate change at household, district and regional level Element 3 •  designing/ implementing climate- compatible development 1 •  need and potential for local action 2 •  balanced view of climate risks and opportunities 3 •  integrated response to climate change and development needs
  3. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  4. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  5. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  6. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  7. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  8. The PRAGYA Model Climate change adaptation in HAH Psycho-social adaptation

    Ecological-technical adaptation Indiv. psychology & society Food security Health Livelihoods Living environment Water resources Energy Disaster risk
  9. Addressing Psychology /Society 1 •  Awareness building and communication 2

    •  Climate Change curriculum in education 3 •  Participative design of Climate Compatible Development 4 •  Insecurity/trauma care PRAGYA Initiatives Workshops on climate risks and adaptation, with community participation, to develop strategies for DRR Preparing curriculum on Climate Change for delivery through ALHs and schools Risks/disasters
  10. A d d r e s s i n g

    L i v i n g E n v i r o n m e n t PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Research on ecosystem responses and impacts 2 •  Biodiversity & Habitat Mngmt (vulnerable sites, at-risk spp.) 3 •  CPR management (norms, alt. sources, regeneration) Fodder farms at Yangthang village, Leh; 26 HHs Perennial availability; can support increased herd size Food security
  11. A d d r e s s i n g

    W a t e r I s s u e s PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Hydrological research 2 •  Revitalization of natural sources (springs) 3 •  Moisture conservation; Snow/water harvesting, storage 4 •  Water budgeting & DWSC-managed access/utilisation 5 •  Irrigation technologies Snow reservoir in Demul village, Lahaul & Spiti; 65 HHs Improvement in spring flow; sufficient water for irrigating fallow lands risks/disasters Livelihoods Livelihoods Renewable Energy
  12. A d d r e s s i n g

    E n e r g y C o n c e r n s PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Renewable-based rural electrification 2 •  Small RE equipments and EE for domestic use Solar-Wind Hybrid System in Lossar village, Lahaul & Spiti; 16 HHs Community managed; crafts centre powered by SWHS; low IAP
  13. A d d r e s s i n g

    F o o d S e c u r i t y PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Kitchen gardens and nutritive crops 2 •  Research on indigenous crop varieties 3 •  Food budgeting and storage Food godown at Sumdo village, Leh Effectiveness during Leh Flood, Aug. 2010 Risks/disasters Health
  14. A d d r e s s i n g

    H e a l t h c a r e PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Nutrition packages for the high altitudes 2 •  Awareness & curriculum for health & nutrition (new issues) Regular programmes on preventive & promotive health Designing nutrition packages for Himalayan communities adapted to climate and nutritional deficiencies Food security Food security Psychology & society
  15. To w a r d s S u s t

    a i n a b l e L i v e l i h o o d s PRAGYA Initiatives 1 •  Participative research & training on changes in crops and agri-practices 2 •  Wasteland development and watershed management 3 •  Rangeland management and fodder supplements Wasteland reclamation (1 hectare) in Umla village, Leh; 900 watt submersible pump powered by 12 solar PV arrays Risks/disasters Water Risks/disasters Water
  16. D i s a s t e r R i

    s k R e d u c t i o n 1 •  Vulnerability research & zonation; community preparedness 2 •  Vegetative and structural measures for risk reduction 3 •  Early warning systems and training of relief teams 4 •  Drought risk reduction and anti-desertification measures 5 •  Food, fodder, seed stores 6 •  Disaster insurance and drought credit PRAGYA Initiatives Rangeland regeneration in Khinang village, Lahaul & Spiti; Snow fence comprising 13 panels of 8 ft x 6 ft each Livelihoods Water Food security Livelihoods
  17. Miles to go...