KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that despite contributing nearly zero to global carbon emissions, the LDCs are bearing the brunt of climate change, and they are on the frontline of this existential crisis, with highly unpredictable weather patterns, increased events of natural disasters, and environmental crises.
PM Dahal, also the chair of LDCs, was addressing the event “Delivering Early Warnings for All” organized on the margins of the COP 28 in Dubai today.
"Due to disasters, the LDCs face huge challenges in life and livelihoods resulting in livelihood disruptions, deaths, displacement, economic losses, and infrastructure damage. Over the years, human-induced climate change has caused extreme weather patterns leading to substantial damage to physical infrastructures and properties and financial losses," he said.
Underlining that an early warning system is critical to save precious lives, prevent disruptions and displacement, and reduce economic losses and infrastructure damage, PM Dahal said the Doha Program of Action accords high priority to building resilience in LDCs by improving their early warning capacity to respond to shocks and vulnerabilities.
"However, the LDCs are lacking resources and technological capacity. Therefore, I strongly urge the UN agencies and other development partners to scale up the resources for the LDCs," the LDC Chair said.