Climate of death

July 15, 2019 01:30 am

Nepali migrant workers who work in the open field of hot desert like climate in the Gulf are among the most affected by climate change. Climate change acts like a double-edged sword for them

KATHMANDU, May 3: Yeti Airlines has claimed to have become the first airline in Nepal, and most probably South Asia, to successfully reduce and offset its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of 2018, replicating the United Nation’s ‘Greening the Blue’ approach to climate neutrality.

LONDON, May 2: The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday.

LONDON, April 20: Climate protesters are once again trying to shut down parts of London to urge residents to do more to protect the Earth from rising temperatures.

OSLO, April 12: When Norway’s largest political party decided that the Lofoten Islands in the north should not be opened up to oil exploration, a chill ran down the spine of the energy industry.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has said that the weather will partially change in the eastern and central regions including the western hilly region on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The winter rain and snowfall that started from Tuesday night ended Thursday. However, the western and eastern hills will be partially cloudy till Friday and Saturday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM).

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government in partnership with the UNDP has developed a new tool to identify and track spending on agricultural activities for promoting farmers’ resilience to climate change impacts and to contribute to reducing carbon emissions.

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January 7, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATOWICE, Dec 16: After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming.

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2: Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration.

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1: Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers.

GENEVA, Nov 22: The U.N.’s weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that “the window of opportunity” to act against climate change is nearly closed.

The strategic investment funds that have successfully mobilized private capital are structured much like private investment organizations

Economic losses from climate-related disasters surged to $2.25 trillion over the past two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20-year period, according to the UN.

Infographics: SDG-13 Climate action

September 17, 2018 00:05 am

Taken urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Bumblebees acquire a taste for food laced with a pesticide known to harm them, according to a study suggesting the chemicals pose an even greater threat to pollinators than previously thought.

MIAMI, Aug 2: Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major U.S. report said Wednesday.

Time is running out for the tropics: Extinction of hundreds of species due to deforestation, over-fishing and climate change is 'imminent' unless we act NOW, new research warns.

The narrative behind the viral photo of a polar bear starving, reportedly thanks to climate change, has been called into question by the National Geographic photographer who took it in the first place.

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.

Economics of climate change

July 8, 2018 01:30 am

We need to study how collective action in community-managed forests impacts measures of forest quality

July 7: Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six metres or more even if the world meets the 2°C target, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering microclimates produced by trees.

Increasingly, climate scientists are calling for climate models to focus more on CO2 levels and less on temperature.

KATHMANDU, June 3:  The budget allocations relevant for climate change adaptation and gender sensitivity, as segregated in the federal budget, will reach a new high in the next fiscal year.

PARIS, MAy 1: The world must redouble efforts to halt global warming before it is too late, the UN's climate chief said Monday as nearly 200 nations kicked off talks in Bonn.

KATHMANDU, April 29: A study by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalist (NEFEJ) shows Republica and its sister publication, Nagarik of prioritizing issues regarding environment.

LONDON, April 3: India is among the countries which are at the greatest risk of food insecurity due to weather extremes caused by climate change, a global study suggests.

The earth, home to about 8.7 million different species of living creatures and provider of factors such as air, water and soil that keep these species alive, is under crisis.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has designated  Rs 393.4 billion in the budget allocation for the current fiscal year as 'climate-relevant according to the budget red book. But this whopping budget for climate resilient spending is said to be not realistic.

The global climate is changing, threatening, and causing risk to agricultural production system. It has imbalanced the world’s food security system.

Archaeologists have uncovered new evidence that indicate that early humans were behaving more sophisticatedly, even involved in trading around 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Experts also believe that dramatic climatic shifts in East Africa may have driven early humans to make rapid advances in developing tools and trade networks.

Feb 27: Climate change is likely to have a devastating impact on king penguins if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, scientists have warned.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Engagement of private sector in promoting climate smart agriculture can be beneficial for both farmers and private sector if the results of a pilot program for climate resilient agriculture are something to go by.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal has been elected as the chair of the Experts' Committee of Least Developed Countries under the climate change convention.

Climate Change is closing in on us

February 4, 2018 09:04 am

The country experienced one of the most intense rainfalls which led to flooding in the monsoon season this year. 37 out of 75 districts of our country were severely affected by the flooding. It consumed the life of 143 innocent people and many other livestock and wild animals. 91,400 families had been displaced from their home. Communities from different villages of the tarai belt remained inaccessible by road.

WASHINGTON, Jan 28: President Donald Trump says he is skeptical about climate change, but says he might sign the United States back up to the Paris climate agreement.

Climate concerns

January 3, 2018 01:00 am

Underdeveloped and highly vulnerable countries like Nepal will be the first to suffer if Paris Agreement fails to materialize.

The climate disease

December 25, 2017 00:30 am

Countries should ease up on their current, inefficient climate policies and instead increase spending on green R&D

Bonn, (Germany), Nov 17: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has said that Nepal will embrace the concept adopted by the G 77China and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on the climate change and its impact.

GERMANY, Nov 17: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has said climate change has been continuously posing additional threats to people and ecosystems in the country though Nepal emits negligible amount of global greenhouse gases.

BONN, Nov 16: French president Emmanuel Macron sent a pulse of excitement racing through the Bonn climate summit with a speech seizing the mantle of climate leadership from the US.

Dolpa at high risk of climate change

November 10, 2017 15:18 pm

DOLPA, Nov 10: The Himalayan district, Dolpa, is at high risk from climate change effects.  This information was shared at a programme on 'climate change effects and the role of local level in mitigating it' organized in Dunai today.

Climate of uncertainty

November 9, 2017 01:30 am

Climate change is not taken seriously in Nepal, as it is supposedly not something that directly impacts our ‘sovereignty’ and ‘territorial integrity’.

Agroforestry is a new name for the old set of practices followed by farmers since historical times. It is the process of cultivating trees and agricultural crops in intimate combination.

Climate change affecting human health

October 29, 2017 08:32 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: An international conference on climate change has expressed worry over increasing risks the climate change is posing on human health by making its way through agriculture, forestry, and environment.

JUMLA, Oct 17: It would take no more than two hours to fetch water for Gauri Sunar when she was a little girl. A resident of Tila village, she would follow her mother and aunts to fetch water. Today, she is an adult and does the entire household work of her family. And it takes four hours for her to fetch water.

Resource rich and at climate risk

August 26, 2017 09:55 am

It is a known fact that Nepal is prone to water induced disasters as the country is rich in water sources.

Resource rich and climate risk

August 21, 2017 21:45 pm

It is obvious that Nepal is prone to water induced disaster and many, since ages, know this. Landslides and flood are two common disastrous elements in the family of natural calamities that is solely responsible for the loss of many lives and properties.