Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prchanda returned home after participating in the COP28. The UN’s 28th annual climate change conference (COP28) was commenced on 30 scheduled to end on December 12, 2023. The global event is going on in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
PM Dahal had actively participated in the high-level segments on climate change on December 1 and 2, where he also delivered an address on December 2.
In his speeches, PM Dahal raised awareness within the global community about the adverse impacts of climate change on mountainous countries, emphasizing the urgent need for actions to prevent crimes against nature and humanity. He reiterated, “Our message is clear: mountains are tortured by rising temperatures. Save them first!”
He also delivered a brief statement at the Nepal pavilion, emphasizing that climate change is a significant concern for Nepal, evident through its participation, pledges, and commitments at national, regional, and global levels to combat its adverse impacts. In the summit, over 20 countries called for the tripling of world nuclear energy capacity at UN climate talks on Saturday as part of efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The use of nuclear energy as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels is controversial as environmental groups are concerned about safety and the disposal of nuclear waste. “We are not making the argument to anybody that this is absolutely going to be a sweeping alternative to every other energy source,” US climate envoy John Kerry said at the COP28 conference in Dubai. “But we know because the science and the reality of facts and evidence tell us that you can’t get to net zero 2050 without some nuclear,” he said. “These are just scientific realities. No politics involved in this, no ideology involved in this.” The aim is to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050 from 2020 levels.