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SACAC stresses on collaboration among youths for a climate resilient future

The Nepal Weekly
June 27, 2023

Inaugurating the South Asian Climate Action Conference (SACAC)Vice President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav has shown deep concern on the issue of climate change, a global hot topic, and extended support to the formulation of concrete action plan to resolve the climate change impacts facing Nepal and international community. The Chair of the conference organizing committee former Environment Minister Sunil Kumar Manandhar in his welcome remarks shed light on the consequences of climate change and underlined the need to mitigate and adapt the impacts of climate change.

Nature conservationists do not limit themselves in words but put their ideas in action, he pointed out. In his closing remarks Surendra Basnet, Vice Chairperson of National Youth Council, who chaired the programme expressed the view that today’s undesirable situation of environment is the result of the climate change. He showed commitment for his involvement in resilience and called today’s youths to be the part of it.

The conference was jointly organized by Youth Development Center (YDC), Land Our Future (LOF), Sipshala, The Skill Hub and National Youth Council (NYC) at Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kathmandu from June 20 to 22, 2023. The three day conference facilitated the exchange of ideas, best practices, and the creation of partnerships and collaborations among the youths of the region towards a sustainable and resilient future.

The SACAC 2023 provided a platform for young leaders from various South Asian countries representing climate activists, researchers, scholars, government representatives, university students and civil society pioneers to discuss ways to counter the challenges of climate change, share ideas and experiences and learn from each other.

Dr. Binod Bhatta enlightened the participants with his ideology and practical methodology for resilience to the climate change.

The conference director Arun Khadka reached at the conclusion that the conference was successful to meet the expected outputs and seemed to motivate the participants to organize such conferences in the near future too. The conference was participated in by over 100 delegates from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.