Tibet: Climate Change:Written question - 44791

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 02 September 2016
Department for International Development
Tibet: Climate Change
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36578, what the findings relevant to Tibet were of her Department's-funded assessments of glacial melt and rivers in the Himalayas.
Answered by: Rory Stewart
Answered on: 09 September 2016

As noted in the Answer of 13 April 2013 to Question 151281, DFID funded two assessments on glacial melt in the Himalayan region. It has since piloted a method of assessing glaciers in the region using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The studies indicate that the Himalayan glaciers have been shrinking overall at 0.4-0.5% per year since the 1950s. The studies are available on DFID’s Research for Development website.

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