Climate Change Vulnerability Analyses and Mapping For national Adaptation Plan Formulation Process in Bhutan

Climate change vulnerability analyses and mapping for national adaptation plan (NAP ) formulation process in bhutan

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Climate Change Vulnerability Analyses and Mapping For national Adaptation Plan Formulation Process in Bhutan

August 17, 2022

environment and socio-economic sectors like agriculture and food security, water resources, human health, terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity (Field, 2014). Mountains, the rich repositories of biodiversity and water and providers of ecosystem services, are among the most sensitive regions to climate change impacts. Rising temperatures, seasonal shifts in glacier and snowmelt induced runoff, and increased frequency of extreme events are threatening the lives and livelihoods of people living in the mountain regions. The changes in the precipitation pattern and magnitude impacts the flow regimes across Bhutan under climate change context (TNC, 2020). This impact on water flow and availability is a concern for drinking water supply, agricultural production and hydropower generation. More so because, a large population depends on spring water for drinking and irrigation purposes (TNC, 2020). Thus, water availability is under threat with declining and varied precipitation pattern.

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