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Stakeholder consultation for Pre-COP 14 of UNFCCC

Posted by NYCA Blogger on November 16, 2008


By Dipesh Chapagain

With an aim to highlight Nepal’s Priorities on Climate Change, Climate Change Network Nepal (CCNN) organized a stakeholder consultation for Pre-COP 14 of UNFCCC at Hotel Everest, New Baneshwor on Thursday, 13th November 2008.

A total of 40 participants from different GOs, INGOs, NGOs, and Youth Group participated in the program. The program was categorized into two sessions, presentation on the first half followed by the group discussion.pre-cop1

Mr. Sandeep Chamling Rai from WWF Nepal in his presentation talked about Bali action plan, status of UN Negotiation, Mitigation Building and Financial Mechanism.

Being a developing country, Nepal does not have extra room for mitigation, said Mr. Gahendra Gurung, Practical Action. Issued on REDD at COP 14 was also presented by Dr. Kamal Baskota from ICIMOD. REDD is very important in the country like ours, said Mr. Baskota.

In the second half of the program three working groups were divided  as Finance & Mitigation, Adaptation and REDD. The draft of the outcomes from each group will serve as guidance for Nepalese delegates participating in the upcoming COP 14 at Pozanan, Poland.

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