SOLUKHUMBU, March 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the government has kept the climate change impacts reduction policy in its priority.
Addressing a special program organized on the occasion of the International Women's Day on Tuesday, Prime Minister Deuba shared that a number of programs unveiled by the government are aimed at reducing the impacts of climate change. The program was organized by an organization called 'Sathsathai' in association with the Ministry of Forest and Environment and different international development partners.
"Our glaciers are melting due to global warming. Agriculture and human life has witnessed a serious impact due to disasters including unseasonal rains. We have strongly raised all these issues in the recently held COP 26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties). Efforts of all are needed to address this issue," the prime minister said.
Prime Minister Deuba argued that the government has prioritized climate change impacts reduction and resilience programmes in the policies of all ministries.
A 10-point declaration paper was issued at Kala Patthar drawing attention of the stakeholders regarding the impact of climate change. The declaration paper was issued by organizing the event at Kala Patthar area after a 13-day-long trek of 40 distinguished women personalities with the slogan 'Women United for Climate Justice' to draw attention to the effects of climate change.
The program was organized with the objective of informing about the increasing melting of snow in the mountains due to the rise in global temperature, drying up of water sources and its direct impact on women.