Climate Change has threatned Nepal: PM Prachanda
Posted by NYCA Blogger on October 5, 2008
Prime Minister, Puspa Kamal Dahal address UN summit 26th September, 2008. Most of the part of he speech was about Nepal’s peace process, success of his party and UN support. Hear is some major part of his speech about Nepal responding to Climate change and support for International communities.
…………… “We need to protect our people from the rising vulnerabilities of climate change. For example,
in my own country Nepal, the melting of glaciers and shifting weather patterns, are threatening the life support systems, undermining the sustainability of agriculture and inducing extreme climate-induced disasters such as frequent floods and landslides. The Himalayan range provides life supporting water downstream for more than a billion people. The Mt. Everest, as the roof of the world, and the Himalayan range need to be protected and utilized properly to contribute to the humanity as a whole. So I strongly appeal to the international community to extend all necessary support and cooperation to protect and promote its pristine environment. We need to create a regime of common but differentiated responsibilities, in which the developed countries will lift the burden of adaptation in the vulnerable countries, such as the least developed countries and small islands. The world will stand to benefit in addressing the climate change if we are able to harness the tremendous potentials of Nepal’s hydro-power as it is a renewable and clean source of energy. For this, Nepal is ready to invite and encourage investment in its hydro-power projects.”…………….
We are very hopeful with this government. May this government will also not only pitch on the burning issues and may the action match with deeds.