Building Global Cooperation for Enhancing Climate Action in Nepal
Climate and Development Dialogue (C&D Dialogue) organized a civil society consultation on “Building Global Cooperation for Enhancing Climate Actions in Nepal” on 10 September 2019 in Lalitpur on the eve of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly and the UN Climate Action Summit. The objective of the event was to discuss and finalize a Nepali CSOs’ joint statement on climate change pledging CSOs’ own contribution and calling for government efforts to draw global attention to the urgency of enhanced climate actions in Nepal.
Various experts and practitioners from government and non-governmental sectors significantly contributed to the discussion by highlighting ground realities and global perspectives to the issue of building wider cooperation for enhancing climate actions in Nepal. They were unanimous in the need for global cooperation and urgent action to address the growing and multifaceted impacts of climate change in Nepal. They also emphasized localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate actions to realistically address the impacts of climate change Nepal and the Nepalese communities are experiencing.
In the event Dr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, former United Nations Under- Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Land locked Developing Countries and SIDS delivered his key note remarks. Similarly, Mr. Min Bahadur Shahi, Member of National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Maheshwar Dhakal, Head of Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), Ms. Shanta Laxmi Shrestha, Chairperson, Beyond Beijing Committee and Mr. Gehendra Gurung, Climate Change expert delivered their special remarks.
A total of 40 participants representing C&D Dialogue, NGOs and INGOs, youth and academicians participated in the consultation.