September 22, 2021, Wednesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Tackling impacts of climate change a challenging issue: Bhushal

The Nepal Weekly
September 7, 2021

Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that it has become very difficult to tackle the impact of climate change. Stating that climate change has taken place due to greenhouse gas emissions from the activities of industrialized countries, she said that climate change has had a negative impact on least developed countries like Nepal. After planting trees at Indrayani Park in Lalitpur Municipality-2 marking the Civil Service Day, Minister Bhusal said, “Developing countries have to bear the impact of climate change caused mainly due to industrialised countries.”
Stating that industrial and nuclear development has led to unforeseen disasters due to climate change, she added, “Soil erosion has hit various parts of the country, which has affected our daily lives.”
The floods in Helambu of Sindhupalchowk had caused huge loss of water resources and the Melamchi Drinking Water Project was badly affected, pointed out Minister Bhushal. She said, “There have been human casualties and damage in physical structures due to floods and landslides. Not only Melamchiu, it has also affected lives in Manang, Rolpa, Baglung and other areas.”While assuring that the trees that were planted would be well protected, Minister Bhusal asked local people to make their settlements environment friendly by planting trees.