COP27: Achievement for Nepal

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KATHMANDU: Stakeholders and experts have said the UN climate conference, COP27, held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18 has been successful in terms of national and international significance for Nepal.

At a programme organised by the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) on ‘COP27: Achievements and Way Forward’ in Kathmandu on Monday, they claimed that the agenda raised by the Government of Nepal was recognised at the event. The government and non-government officials expressed such views at the programme chaired by Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Uma Regmi.

A panel of activists, from right to left, Jason Boberg, a member of the disability caucus and a founder of the disability climate action network Sustained Ability, Jana Merkelbach, Director Strategic Management at CAN International and global transformation towards climate justice activist, Pratima Gurung, activist for the rights of Indigenous peoples and women with disabilities in Nepal and Asia, Kera Sherwood-O’Regan, from New Zealand, Climate Change and Environment Human Rights expert, Graeme Reed, Anishnaabe-European PhD candidate in the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, speak at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Photo: AP via RSS

Chairman of the sustainable development committee of the National Assembly, Prakash Panth, opined that all sides concerned should work in unison to implement the achievements made in the conference. If there were any policy-level problems, he would try his best to find solution from his side, he vowed.

Member of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Saloni Pradhan Singh, also said Nepal had active participation in the COP27.

Pem Narayan Kandel, secretary of state for the Ministry of Forests and Environment, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Photo: AP via RSS

Secretary at MoFE, Pem Narayan Kandel, claimed that Nepal has represented achievements in the agenda raised at the global event as compensation for climate change-induced loss and damage, increase in assistance for adaptation, reduction of carbon emission, and mountain problems.

The time has come for the implementation of agreement and achievements by segregating the issues, according to Kewal Prasad Bhandari, Secretary at NPC.


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