As part of preparations for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, a film series Voices from the Roof of the World (VRW) has been launched on TV and online.
A joint initiative by the Aga Khan Development Network agencies – Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Foundation and University of Central Asia – the 10-episode first season is produced by filmmakers from Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and India.
The series focuses on the climate crisis in the earth’s highest mountain region from the Pamirs to the Himalayan mountains. Home to 240 million people and countless rare and endangered species, these mountains are also the largest depository of ice outside the polar ice caps, providing water to a quarter of the world’s population.
Source: AKU Press release
Episode 1: Bears on the Brink
This episode features the impact of climate change and drought on the endangered Himalayan brown bears and golden marmots found in the Deosai National Park in Gilgit Baltistan, impact on local communities in the buffer zone, human-wildlife conflict and eco-tourism.