Climate change Nepal

Mountains of the World–Ecosystem Services in a Time of Global and Climate Change

Mountain areas are repositories of biological and cultural diversity and provide vital services with a tangible economic value – such as water, power, tourism, minerals, medicinal plants,and fi bres – to mountain communities and, even more important, to often heavily populated downstream areas. Mountains also infl uence the climates of their surrounding regions and serve as important carbon sinks.

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