Himalayan Sherpas in the Everest region of Nepal are aware of local changes occurring as a result of climate change, but continue to be excluded from local, national and international discussions on the issue, according to a study by Resources Himalaya Foundation, a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.  The anthropological study supplements existing research on the effects of climate change on the Everest region by including the perspectives of local people, whose lives and livelihood are directly impacted. Researchers conclude that relying solely on quantitative analyses of the effects of climate change limits their understanding of the wider effects of climate change on people.

Conservation & Sustainable Development, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, Asia, Conservation, Research