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(English)   Climate change expo in Intl Mountain Museum

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IMMKATHMANDU, Nepal–The second edition of a dynamic exhibition exploring the effects of climate change on the Hindu Kush Himalaya region will open at the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara on 27 September 2014, Nepal. The exhibition will feature science and imagery from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) including some striking photography that showcase the rapidly changing Himalayas and highlight solutions being implemented in the region.

Stunning imagery, text, and interactive elements will invite visitors to investigate the challenges faced by our natural landscapes, ecosystems, and human communities and economies in the face of climate change across several national boundaries are some of the attractive features of the expo, according to ICIMOD.

An in-depth arts and education programme will target students and teachers from across Kaski and neighboring districts, offering a unique opportunity for them to engage with and be inspired by science.

Through the exhibition and its range of programming, climate change aims to inspire a broad understanding and spark dialogue among various sections of society on the challenges facing this iconic region.

Climate change features three sections on air, water and ice, highlighting the science behind issues like black carbon and its sources and effects, types of floods, flood risk management, alternative irrigation methods and decaying glaciers and ice, to name a few.

Using case studies from across Nepal the exhibition calls for the need to cooperate across borders in addressing the risk of natural hazards and the conservation of ecosystems.

Breathtaking, large-scale photography from glacier invites visitors to explore the changing Himalayan landscape in and around Mount Everest, and scientific explanations will help visitors better understand the complexities of glaciers on the rooftop of the world.

Throughout the exhibition, solutions are presented along with the challenges and visitors are encouraged to act on personal levels to make changes.

Climate change will be showcased at the International Mountain Museum for one year. Each month, new programmes and events will engage visitors on various topical issues that revolve around the exhibition. The events are designed to encourage active engagement of all visitors and the production of new ideas and insights into this region.

The exhibition is organized by ICIMOD and glacier works in partnership with the embassy of the United States in Kathmandu, photo circle, THINC Design, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the International Mountain Museum (IMM).

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