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Dr David Molden is Director General of ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the mountains and the people of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region. He has been instrumental in the development Hindu Kush Himalayan Assessment, an IPCC like assessment that lays out policy options for sustainable development in the region. He is now formulating the HKH Science Policy-Forum to bring countries together to jointly address issues of mountain environments, livelihoods and regional cooperation.
In this podcast, Dr Molden talks about the role of ICIMOD, the Hindu Kush Himalayan assessment report, the challenges the Hindu Kush mountain region faces and his vision of a climate resilient future.
01:04 – Dr Molden’s starting point on his climate change journey
14:38 – Hindu Kush Himalayan Region feeding into future policy
16:39 – Examples of ICIMOD’s impact
23:37 – Nepali government’s policies about climate change
25:22 – Expectations about COP26
27:19 – Climate change narrative being presented by the media
29:36 – Informed climate activism
30:59 – Tackling climate change
34:05 – Call to action