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Climate Change: Melting Himalayan Glaciers Pose Threat to Millions across Asia

New Delhi – A new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) film examines the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and the effects they have on the lives and livelihoods of people in Asia.

“Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown” screened in New Delhi on July 19 examines the human development impact of the glacial ice melt on communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting, adjusting and preparing for tomorrow’s inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers.

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India and Climate Change

India’s per capita emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) will continue to be low until the year 2030-31. In fact, it is estimated that India’s per capita emissions in the year 2031 will be lower than the per capita global emission of GHG in the year 2005.

These significant findings were contained in a Report “India’s GHG Emissions Profile: Results of Five Climate Modelling Studies” released in November 2009 by the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

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