June 13, 2024, Thursday
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Government policies and programmes includes climate change issues with priority

The Nepal Weekly
May 21, 2024
President Ram Chandra Paudel presenting the policies and programmes

Nepal Government is planning actions to replace fossil fuels with clean and renewable energy to attain the net zero carbon emission target by 2045.

The Government is preparing an ambitious action plan with a goal to execute the commitments made before the international community in the global forums.

The national policy and action plan for mitigation and adaptation of climate change and disaster risk reduction is to be implemented, according to the government’s policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year, presented in the meeting of the federal parliament by President Ram Chandra Paudel on Tuesday, 14th May. The Government is also planning to organise an international dialogue event on ‘Climate change, the future of mountains and mankind’. The event aims to draw the world’s attention to the risks posed by the climate crisis in the least developed and mountainous countries, to create sensitivity, to build networks of stakeholders and to mobilize climate finance in result-oriented manner.

Similarly, the Government plans to achieve resilience by increasing adaptive capacity by reducing the negative impacts of climate change, keeping the high mountainous region and river system alive and addressing the effects of climate change in the mountains, hills and Terai regions in an integrated and balanced manner.

The ‘President Climate Change Management Programme’ is to be implemented to conserve the Chure region. The government’s programme includes expanding use of the international funds related to climate and establishing rights over such funds. The government’s policies and programmes include intensive advocacy in international fora for access and unconditional access to climate finance and diplomatic initiatives to receive financial assistance from the international funds under loss and damage due to climate change.