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Nepal is ranked as the fourth most vulnerable country in the world due to the impacts of Climate Change.

A total of 3,808 glaciers and 1466 glacial lakes have been identified in Nepal. These lakes include 21 potentially dangerous lakes, out of which 6 are under very high risk. Thso Rolpa and Imja Lakes are among them (ICIMOD, 2011).

The country’s average temperature is in increasing trend at the rate of about 0.04° C (Source, DHM) and the trend is much higher in the mountain region. This contributes to glacial retreat and expansion of lakes, thus possessing risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF).


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