The thematic areas have been developed in consultation of stakeholders & HUM partners, in the first Phase of Roadmap with the the following areas:
Himalayan Ecosystems include both living things (plants, animals and organisms) and non-living elements of the environment (weather, water, soil, climate, atmosphere, etc.) interacting reciprocally. We often define living things as the biotic part of ecosystems, while the nonliving part is called the abiotic one.
The source of fulfilling basic necessities of mountain people is inter-dependent on ‘Natural Resources based Livelihoods’ and thus there is a need to adapt, reorganize and evolve livelihoods, that improve the sustainability of the system, to leave it better prepared and resilient, for future climate change impacts.
The Himalayas are known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife, they are equally celebrated for its diverse people and their cultures. With more than 40 languages spoken here, the region is home to a mosaic of cultures and faiths – Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and animists – all of whom have lived closely with nature for centuries.