Govt to introduce climate-resilient adaptation plans in all local levels


Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed Nepal’s commitment to submit the enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions by the end of this year and develop an ambitious long-term strategy on climate change to reach the net zero-carbon scenario by 2050.

Addressing the ‘Climate Ambition Summit 2020’ in a pre-recorded video yesterday, the PM reiterated Nepal’s strong support to the Paris Agreement and the call to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. He underlined Nepal’s priorities to produce clean and renewable energy, promoting e-mobility, low carbon infrastructure and eco-tourism.

PM Oli also shared Nepal’s plan to develop a National Adaptation Plan and corresponding Climate Finance Strategy and Roadmap by 2021. “We aim to extend the protected area from 23 per cent to 30 per cent by 2030 and preserve biodiversity. We will introduce climate-resilient adaptation plans in all 753 local levels by 2030,” he said. The PM urged the global community to recognise the value of the Himalayas in maintaining ecological balance in the oceans and control global warming, and emphasised the need to march ahead together for a greener journey.

The one-day Climate Ambition Summit, co-convened by the UK, France, and United Nations in partnership with Chile and Italy, was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement. A total of 111 speakers, including 72 heads of state/government, had addressed the summit.

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