Opportunities and Challenges for Transboundary Conservation and Development in Karakoram-Pamir Landscape

Crossroads Asia Lecture by Prof. Wu Ning, Tuesday, 5th of May 2015

The lecture will start at 12pm c.t. at Freie Universität Berlin, Geo-Campus Lankwitz, Malteserstr. 74-100, House G, Room 202

Prof. Wu Ning is team leader of Ecosystem Services of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Mountain livelihoods and ecosystems are rapidly transforming as a result of climate change and numerous global and local drivers of change. ICIMOD’s Transboundary initiatives are designed to promote integrated and holistic approaches to address multifaceted challenges of people-centred conservation and development by addressing issues of science, policy, and practice. The Karakoram-Pamir Landscape (KPL) Initiative aims to address the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources (forests, rangelands, farming systems and wetlands) for livelihood and biodiversity co-benefits in the landscape. It elaborates on inter-linkages between upstream and downstream related to ecosystem services, and finally linkages to global conservation and development goals while addressing climate change adaptation. This presentation will introduce baseline findings in KPL with focus on China side, transboundary approach adopted by international organizations, and ICIMOD’s plan for coordinating regional cooperation.