Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) risk reduction through community-based approaches

One of the manifestations of the impact of climate change has emerged in the form of GLOF hazard – glacial lake outburst floods. With a view to strengthen GLOF risk mitigation efforts, the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), UNDP has been focusing on emerging hazards in the Himalayan region. The aim has been to develop activities and initiatives which can be implemented in a feasible manner and can be sustained by communities and local administrations easily to mitigate the impact of GLOF events in the long run.