Himalayan Watch is an online forum aimed at researching, deliberating and communicating environmental affairs of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). IHR is one of the most sensitive and strategic ecosystems spread over an area of five lakh square kilometers and covering almost 16.2% of the country’s total geographical area. IHR comprises of eleven states (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, partially Assam and West Bengal) and two union territories (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh).  Acting as a natural barrier, IHR serves as the northern boundary of India.

Himalayan Watch works with a network of policymakers, development professionals, journalists, academicians and social leaders working in the domain of environmental conservation in the Indian Himalayan Region. The objective of the Himalayan Watch is to bring forward the major ecological challenges being faced by the mountain states of India and initiate an informed discussion on such issues with the concerned stakeholders. The forum engages with academic institutes, technical bodies, policy think tanks and independent research bodies to promote the practice of knowledge sharing and develop a robust communication channel in the region.

Himalayan Watch is the first of its kind online forum providing policy analysis, opinions, data research and reporting on environmental affairs of the IHR. Write to us at


Campaign Notes & Newsletters


Report: Sustainable Space Heating Solutions

A report by WWF and TERI on space heating scenario in the Himalayan Region.

Guidelines on Classification Industries in Doon Valley

Revised guidelines (2016) on red, orange, green and white categories of industries by CPCB.

India’s report on Climate Change by MoES

India’s first internal report on climate change by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Revised bio-medical waste guidelines by CPCB

Guidelines for managing COVID-19 waste by CPCB.