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Mine Islar Receives Funding for Studying Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Himalayas

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In the coming four years Mine Islar, Senior lecturer at LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies), will lead projects working on sustainable development, political ecology and social justice in the intersection of climate change and biodiversity in the Himalayas. 

The funding was granted for two projects by the Swedish government research council for sustainable development FORMAS.

The two projects are listed below: 

NATURICE - Changing social and cultural values of nature: Exploring plural values of human-nature relationships in glacierized environments
The project team consists of researchers Anna Sinisalo (ICIMOD), Erik Gomez-Baggethun (NMBU), Emma Li Johansson (LUCSUS) and Mine Islar. It will explore the impacts of climate related glacier change on plural values of nature in the sub-regions of glacierized environments in Scandinavia (Jostedal, Briksdalbreen) and the Himalayas (Chamoli, Uttarakhand). LUCSUS is going to hire one PhD and one postdoc fellow associated with this project. Here is the link to the call.

Uncovering the impacts of glacier change on livelihoods and social justice for Himalayan mountain communities 2024-2027
This three-year project employs a sustainable livelihoods framework (LF) in combination with social justice approach in order to unpack differentiated impacts of glacier related changes on livelihoods of Himalayan mountain communities. The focus of the LF is on livelihood assets, including both material and social resources, and activities or strategies that form the basis of a means of living or livelihood.

Read more about Mine Islar's research here.