STAFF REPORT ISB: The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region of Pakistan is one of the worlds hotspots for the global warming. The rise in temperature has been greater at higher altitudes and more pronounced during the cooler than in the warmer months. These areas are facing acute problems mainly due the climate change and seasonal variations.

Experts expressed these views at a recently held one-day Pakistan-ICIMOD Day on Pro-Mountain Policies and Legislation at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC). The event was organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with PARC.

The objective of the moot was to provide a platform for mutual learning, sharing and networking opportunities among the national partners and mobilize support for sustainable development challenges and regional cooperation in the HKH region.

PARC Chairman Dr. Iftikhar Ahmead gave a detail presentation on Developing mountain agriculture along the Pak-China Economic Corridor (GB and Chitral). Director General ICIMOD Dr. David Molden highlighted mountain issues and challenges of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region in the context of climate change.

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