Youth conference on climate change begins

Kathmandu, March 19

The fifth National Youth Conference on Climate Change began today in Bhaktapur with the theme “Empowering youth for resilient tomorrow”.

As many as 70 youths representing 35 districts of Nepal are participating in the conference. The conference aims to educate youth about issues of environment and climate change and develop skills for effective climate change advocacy.

According to the organisers, a three-day residential program will give participants an opportunity to learn more about climate change and help them initiate climate action at the local level to built a resilient community.

The conference is being organised by Nepalese Youth for Climate Action together with Clean Energy Nepal, World Wildlife Fund Nepal, Southern Voices on Adaptation and OXFAM Nepal.