TheHimalayan mountain region is the source of Asia’s largest river, a vastsystem that supplies irrigation, drinking water, and energy to some 1.3billion people. But thousands of glaciers are shrinking fast, disrupting lives and livelihoods throughout the region. Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown, a 45-minute documentary, co-produced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Arrowhead Films, & Discovery Channel Asia, examines how the shrinking Himalayan glaciers and rising sea levels areaffecting people in China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan. The film illustrates solutions, both small and large, simple and technologically complex, for coping with a changing environment that can make the difference between survival and disappearance.
Introduced by Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary-General & UNDP Director for Asia & the Pacific.
Watch a trailer here.
Co-sponsored by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Additional support for this program has been provided by two anonymous donors.