The report is based on a relatively rapidly implemented but carefully structured set of activities that include:
A review of the existing data and information on the climate system in the Himalaya and the impacts of climate change in the region.
An analysis of key signature events that, although they cannot, at this early stage of scientific investigation, be directly attributed to climate change, are consistent with existing projections of future effects.
Detailed consultations with rural and urban communities in eastern, central and western areas of Nepal across ecosystems ranging from the lower Tarai to the high Himalaya about their experiences with, and observations and perceptions of climate change.
An analysis of the economic consequences of the eight signature events.
The production of new downscaled climate scenarios for the region using regional climate models.