Nepal to call the attention of COP-25 towards global warming issues
December 9, 2019 01:16 PM NPT
Minister for Forest Shakti Bahadur Basnet/Republica files
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal is to draw the attention of the 25th conference of parties (COP-25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards the direct negative impact of global warming as can be seen in the rapid melting of snow in the Himalayas.
Minister for Forests and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, said this while talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday night before leaving for Madrid, the capital of Spain, for participating in the COP-25.
He is leading a Nepali delegation to COP-25. He is scheduled to address the special session of COP-25 on Wednesday. Minister Basnet shared that Nepal will also propose formulating a plan regarding coping up with the adverse situation resulting from global warming.
Apart from these issues Nepal will also be lobbying in COP-25 for providing the Green Climate Fund that the poor and highly affected countries like Nepal are entitled to get as compensation from the developed countries that are releasing large quantity of carbon into the atmosphere. Before this, COP-25 was to take place in Santiago of Chile.
The COP-25 venue was shifted to Madrid after the Chile government expressed its inability to host the conference due to adverse political situation. Heads of state or of government, and environment ministers from 197 countries as well as representatives of various organizations working in the climate change sector are participating in the COP-25 that started on December 2 and will conclude on December 13. Minister Basnet and the Nepali delegation will return home on December 15.