Nepal PM Oli stresses need to fight climate change threat

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has underlined the need to overcome the existential threat posed by rising temperature, rising sea levels and melting of glaciers — all caused by climate change — which have impacted the lives and livelihoods from the high Himalayas to lowlands

Oct 09, 2020
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Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has underlined the need to overcome the existential threat posed by rising temperature, rising sea levels and melting of glaciers — all caused by climate change — which have impacted the lives and livelihoods from the high Himalayas to lowlands.

Addressing Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders Event, held virtually last night, he further highlighted the importance of Nepal’s snow-fed rivers that nourish the basins and clean the ocean eco-system, serving as natural climate stabiliser and signifying organic linkage between mountains and the oceans, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Retreat of the glacial ice due to global warming has negatively impacted the lives and livelihoods of the Himalayan and high mountain civilisation, induced disasters in lowlands and caused rise of the ocean level. Nepal’s snow-fed rivers serve as natural climate stabiliser signifying organic linkage between mountains and the oceans. It is ironic that the climate vulnerable countries like ours have borne the brunt of inaction of others,” he said. “The large emitters should break their silence and scale up climate ambitions to send a strong signal. This is a time to walk the talk. It is a time to inspire others with full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. For us, every year counts and reducing every fraction of a degree in temperature matters. It is a question of survival for the vulnerable countries.”

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