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Archive for the ‘National Initiatives’ Category

Climate Action Series – What, Where & When?

Posted by NYCA Blogger on November 25, 2012

Calling for local action, raising awareness on climate change and pressurize global leaders for Fair, Ambitious and Binding deal who are attending COP18 in Doha, Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012, NYCA is organizing nationwide campaigns from Dadeldhura in Far West to Sankhuwasava in East. Please see and click the map below for more information. Please Join and Support the campaigns.

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YOUNGO- KP Stocktaking Intervention- COP 16

Posted by NYCA Blogger on December 8, 2010

Dear delegates,

After this first week of negotiations, we are glad to address this stock taking

session.In 2005, we started negotiating the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.Now, 2 years before the end of the 1st commitment period, this lack of progress in the negotiations on the next period is worrying.

It is worrying for several reasons:The Kyoto Protocol is the only international legal instrument that we have to preventthe disastrous effects of climate change, and consequently to reduce the emissions of the Annex I countries.

Even if the implementation of this agreement during its first commitment period was
not the success we were expecting, there is a big and important room for improvement and to ensure a live-able present and a safer future for the next generations. It seems that slowing down the process and waiting for the end of the 1st commitment period is the option that Japan, Canada and Russia want to develop in the negotiations.

This option is not acceptable. And we will never support an option so weak from such developed countries.On the other hand, we ask the EU, Norway and Australia and the other parties or groups to the Annex I to commit quickly and strongly to a new commitment period with targets in line with the latest science available.

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Policy links to global climate bid

Posted by NYCA Blogger on October 19, 2008

Kathmandu, October 17

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MoEST) has drafted a national policy on climate change. Data reveals that the average temperature of the country is increasing by 0.06 degree Celsius annually.

According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the mercury has risen 1.8 degrees Celsius over the past 32 years. This has resulted in the melting of the Himalayas, glacial lake outbursts, flash floods, heavy rainfall, drought, pestilence, water scarcity and attendant problems. “The policy will help understand the process of climate change and find sustainable solution to tackle the global problem. Nepal had lacked a concrete policy on this. This can work as a guiding principle for all future initiatives” said Purusottam Ghimire, joint secretary, MoEST. The policy highlighted the dire need of a technical apex body, which can carry out research, surveillance and other related activities. It laid stress on management of environment and natural resources, lessening the risk of natural disaster and emission control to curb pollution.

Source: The Himalayan Times. 18 October, 2008

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