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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.