Nepal to host regional conference on climate change adaptation

KATHMANDU: The European Union, in collaboration with the International Union for Conversation of Nature, Center for South Asian Studies and DAI Europe, is going to organise a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation from May 26-27 in the Capital.

The two-day event will be organised in Kathmandu considering the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in the South Asia, stated the organisers in a press meet today.

Many International speakers from South Asia will share their diverse experience and expertise on the topics including innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change, role of media in disaster risk reduction, the need for a more collaborative approach to face these issues in South Asian countries and role that EU can play in this field.

Nepal and South Asian nations are particularly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters due to the region's geography, coupled with high population density and high levels of poverty.

The conference is expected to prove meaningful for implementing the Paris Agreement signed on April 22, 2016 that will significantly influence future prospects for South Asian nation, as the agreement promotes further carbon emission reduction.