Nepal attends environmental meet in Ethiopia

November 03, 2017

Kathmandu — Nepal’s concern on climate change has got a leg-up with the participation of minister for population and environment, Mithila chaudhary, at a meeting of environment ministers of the least developed countries (LDC) group affected by climate change to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting was called to prepare a common agenda of the LDC Group for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change, scheduled for upcoming November in Bonn, Germany.

Nepal has been advocating for limiting the global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and is among the 47 countries that make up the LDC Group of countries affected by climate change – the group was formed over concerns of increasing global temperature due to greenhouse effect.

Nepal government officials said that the two-day meeting in Addis Ababa touch on the issues relating to problems facing the LDCs due to climate change, climate justice and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nepal’s environment is precariously placed as the Himalayan country is facing the brunt of the changing climate due to the anthropogenic pressures leading to climate change from across the world.