Report on risk of global warming prepared

KATHMANDU: A special report has been prepared on the possible impacts of rise in global temperature and ways to address them.

The 48th plenary session of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change held in Songdo city of South Korea from October 1 to 5 prepared the report, the Ministry of Forest and Environment stated.

The report is prepared with inputs from various experts and it includes topics like rise in the sea level due to global warming, receding snow deposit in the North Polar region, the effects of rise in temperature in the highland region of the Earth, the effects on biodiversity and allied risks and impacts and ways to address these issues.

According to MoFE Spokesperson Sindhu Prasad Dhungana, the report basically dwells on common understanding regarding the rise in global temperature by 1.5 degree Celsius, prediction regarding climate change, possible impacts and risks of climate change.

Likewise, other topics covered by the report include the ways of reducing carbon emission to address global warming and sustainable development goals and strengthening the world-wide efforts in the context of poverty reduction.

The 21st conference of state parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris in 2015 had requested the IPCCC to prepare a report on the impact of global warming. This report will be presented for discussion in the 24th conference of the state parties to the UNFCCC to be held in Katowice, Poland, in December.

Dhungana said Nepal had submitted its views on the report along with its recommendations in writing.

At the programme, National Planning Commission member Krishna Prasad Oli, ministry secretary Bishwanath Oli and Director General of the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation Ram Prasad Lamsal had participated in the 48th plenary of IPCC from Nepal.