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‘The global economic system has failed the interest of developing countries’

Published On: February 18, 2024 09:35 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The World Climate Justice Assembly held on the occasion of the ongoing World Social Forum in Kathmandu has concluded that the 'broken' global economic system has 'failed' to benefit developing nations.

Political commitment vital to effectively tackle climate change issue

Published On: January 9, 2024 04:35 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: As the temperature of the earth is increasing, it has invited various climate related disasters around the world. In terms of climate risk in the world, Nepal is on the leading list. Every year, floods, landslides, melting and exploding glaciers, heavy rains, floods and fires are increasing.

Govt forms permanent international negotiation team for climate talks

Published On: December 27, 2023 12:45 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Government of Nepal has formed an international negotiation team for handling various multilateral negotiations including climate talks.

PM Dahal moderates high-level roundtable meeting to addresses urgent climate crisis concerns for mountainous nations

Published On: December 2, 2023 06:30 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

DUBAI, Dec 2: Nepal hosted a high-level roundtable meeting on the sidelines of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 28 in Dubai on Saturday, with a focus on the theme 'The Message of the Mountains: Who Will Protect Us from the Climate Crisis?'

Nepal calls for mobilizing adequate funds, simplifying operational processes as COP28 decides to establish Climate Damage Fund

Published On: December 1, 2023 07:42 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

DUBAI (United Arab Emirates), Dec 1: The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai marked the commencement of a pivotal moment with the approval of the Climate Damage Fund.

COP-28 to begin on November 30

Published On: November 30, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

DUBAI, Nov 29: In the 28th Conference (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the issue of providing financial support to the damages caused by climate change is going to be the most complicated one.

Dedicated ministry needed to tackle climate change: Experts

Published On: November 27, 2023 03:30 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Our shared home, Earth, is in crisis due to climate change. The rising temperatures are disrupting the natural systems of our planet. This crisis extends beyond the challenges faced by human existence, affecting animals that depend on Earth as well.

Dedicated ministry needed to tackle climate change: Experts

Published On: November 26, 2023 09:15 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-28) just around the corner, climate change experts have advocated for  a separate dedicated ministry or agency  specifically to deal with the climate change issue in Nepal. The COP-28 is set to convene in Dubai from this Wednesday.

Civil society network hails Guterres' visit to Nepal

Published On: October 31, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Civil Society organizations have hailed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Nepal saying that it marked a significant step in fortifying global cooperation in addressing the pressing issues faced by the world's most vulnerable nations.

‘Climate change causing a loss of Rs 2.13 billion per hour’

Published On: October 16, 2023 12:45 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: A recent scientific study has uncovered the alarming cost of climate change, estimating that approximately Rs 2.13 billion (equivalent to 10.6 million US dollars) is being lost every hour due to extreme weather events caused by rising global temperatures. This study marks the first comprehensive estimate of the economic damage resulting from human-induced climate change.

Civil society organizations unhappy with omission of climate change agenda in 16th Development plan concept paper

Published On: October 11, 2023 09:29 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU,  Oct 11: Civil Society organizations have expressed concern over the lack of priority for the climate agenda in the proposed 16th Development plan.

Climate change finds no mention in 16th Periodic Plan despite urgent concerns

Published On: October 1, 2023 03:30 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Despite the pressing global challenge of climate change and its severe implications for Nepal, the recently released concept paper of the 16th Periodic Plan by the Nepali government has omitted any mention of climate change. This glaring omission has raised concerns among experts and officials who consider it both unnatural and unexpected, given Nepal's vulnerability to climate-related disasters.

‘Climate Breakdown’ begins

Published On: September 8, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Sep 8: In an alarming turn of events, Earth's surface temperature has shattered previous records over the past three months. From June to August this year, the planet's average surface temperature soared to 16.77 degrees Celsius, surpassing the norm by 0.66 degrees.

Will the G-20 succeed in overcoming the global challenge?

Published On: September 7, 2023 05:15 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The G-20 summit, a gathering of the world's leading economies, is set to commence in New Delhi, India, starting this Saturday for a two-day event.

Pollution reduces life expectancy of Nepalis by five years

Published On: August 30, 2023 11:30 AM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: It's monsoon time. Air pollution has decreased due to rain. Although there is not much discussion, an international report has shown that air pollution in Nepal has a serious impact on public health leading to a significant reduction in the average life expectancy of Nepalis.

What caused the unprecedented flood in Mustang?

Published On: August 15, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Mustang and Manang, regions known for their rain shadow status due to limited rainfall, have been grappling with an unexpected surge in heavy rains and subsequent floods. This perplexing occurrence has prompted experts to delve into the underlying causes, sparking debates over whether it is linked to a climate crisis or other factors.

Mind-reading machine raises concerns over control

Published On: July 27, 2023 06:00 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, July 27: Scientists have found that human rights can be violated after creating a device that can record changes and activities in the human mind.

How deep is the snow on Everest peak?

Published On: July 19, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, July 19: Deepening the intrigue surrounding Mount Everest, the depth of snow on its summit has long captured the curiosity of researchers and mountaineers. Past studies have yielded inconsistent and uncertain results regarding this remote and towering peak.

Hottest day on record: Global temperatures continue to rise

Published On: July 6, 2023 03:00 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, July 6: On Monday, a significant milestone was reached as the planet experienced its hottest day since the start of daily temperature records. The Earth's surface reached a maximum temperature of 17.01 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous record of 16.9 degrees Celsius set in August 2016.

Youths from South Asian countries join hands to fight against the common challenges of climate change

Published On: May 21, 2023 06:45 AM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, May 21: South Asian youths have called for unity to tackle climate change challenges faced by the region.