DPM Shrestha urges int'l community to fulfill obligation under Paris Agreement

Published On: October 19, 2023 09:45 AM NPT By: RSS

BEIJING (China), Oct 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has urged the international community to fulfill their obligations under the Paris Agreement including financing commitments. He underlined Nepal’s target of reaching a net zero carbon emission by 2045, five years ahead of the global timeline through eco-friendly strategies.

DPM Shrestha made such remarks while addressing a high-level forum on 'Green Development' held on the theme of 'Green Silk Road for Harmony with Nature' under the broader theme of 'High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity' in Beijing on Wednesday. Addressing the forum, he shed light on Nepal’s commitment towards green development for resilient and sustainable economic growth, according to a press release issued by Nepali Embassy in Beijing.

The DPM also highlighted the plight of climate vulnerable mountainous countries like Nepal which have been bearing the disproportionate brunt of climate change.

Moreover, DPM Shrestha attended the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing today itself. High level delegates from over 150 countries and 30 international organizations including the Secretary-General of the United Nations had attended the forum.

While he emphasized the importance of connectivity for a landlocked country including Nepal, he reiterated Nepal’s effort to strengthen connectivity with China through roads, railway, airway, ports, and grids in an orderly manner under the Trans-Himalayan Multidimensional Connectivity Network.

Similarly, the DPM underlined the importance of high-quality Belt and Road Cooperation to enhance connectivity and productivity as well as to respond to the needs of people and the planet.

Members of Nepali delegations, including Ambassador of Nepal to China, Bishnu Pukar Shrestha; Chief Executive Officer of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Anil Pokhrel; Joint Secretary at Foreign Affairs, Amrit Bahadur Rai; and Joint Secretary at Ministry of Home Affairs, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, also participated in the Forum.

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