TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE
HICIA ADAPTATION AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME 2011–2015
An adaptation and assessment programme 2011–2015 is ur- gently needed to address the rising challenges of how to adapt to too much and too little water in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and Central Asia, covering five major responsibility sections as part of one holistic package requiring broad coordination with regional and sub-regional activities:
Improved scenarios for climate change variation and im- pacts;
Scenarios for water demand and availability;
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Improved knowledge on climate change effects on biodi- versity and ecosystem services;
Improved understanding of impacts on agro-ecology and food production systems and food security; Critical factors for achieving sustainable adaptation.
A draft proposal for a large scale adaptation and assessment programme of climate change impacts with duration of ap- proximately 5 years and a budget of USD 8 million is under development.
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