Climate adaptation services: integrating land information to support mountain communities

  • Adish Khezri (Creator)



12% of the world’s population are the mountain people. They live on land and use it to farm, raise livestock and provide shelter for their families. Many of them do not have access to land and climate information that would help them to manage their land and resources sustainably. It is often the case that they are not able to settle their livelihood in secured, safe and healthy places. Currently, Land Administration System (LAS) as a potential tool deals with issues of land tenure security by registering land rights, land value stimulating land markets, and land use for land development activities. Knowledge, concepts, and tools are still required on how LAS deals with the land tenure security in the combination of land rights relating to the carbon footprints in the mountain areas for adaptation to climate change, so that mountain people are resilient to climate change, and located in appropriate shelters for sustainable living. All levels of institutions are required to have improved spatial information. Therefore, it is essential to understand the exact needs and services of the stakeholders at the different levels of the SDI hierarchy and scale. It is also needed to have an interoperable environment for better access and use of various geo-data concerning topography, land tenure, the environment including climate change prediction and socio-economic data. Since the role of Information System (IS) is highly critical to facilitate positive societal effects, and experiences are available on developing and using IS from technological perspectives, this research aims at developing an integrated IS to contribute to adaptation to climate change to support the mountain communities. The goal is to develop a Mountain Community Adaptation System using Geo-ICT.
Date made available5 Nov 2018
Date of data production5 Oct 2018
Geographical coverageNepal, Dolakha district
Geospatial point27.750907, 86.161840Show on map

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