Environmental peacebuilding in Nepal

Lessons from Nepal’s micro-hydropower projects

Authored by: Florian Krampe

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138202528
eBook ISBN: 9781315473772
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315473772-16

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Abstract

Located in the southern Himalayan region, Nepal offers dramatic diversity in terms of topography, ecology and its people. Beginning at Nepal’s southern border with India, the world’s highest peaks demark its northern frontier facing the Tibetan plateau and China. Along this ascent the ecology changes from the fertile plains of the Terrai, to the subtropical forests of the Nepali Hill Region, leading up to the scarce montane grass and shrublands summiting with the glaciers and rock of the central Himalaya mountain range. This diversity translates to the more than 26 million people inhabiting this multiethnic, multireligious and multilingual country.

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