KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal addressing the interactive round table of United Nations on climate change, said that since Nepal is an agricultural country it is being deeply affected by climate change.
Seeking the assistance of international bodies he emphasised on the creation of an international fund for the developing countries to fight against the effects of climate change.
He reasoned that due to the lack of financial and technical resources, the Least Developed Countries are the worst affected in curbing the undesirable effects of climate change. He mentioned some of the effects of climate change such as disruption in the Himalayan ecosystem and the melting snow in the Himalayas is causing a catastrophe to the property and lives of the people living there.
US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy among other leaders addressed the opening session of the high-level event on climate change.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nepal held meetings with President of Bolivia H. E. Eva Morales, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of State of Qatar Sheik Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani and President of Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak. He also attended the lunch hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General and the reception hosted by the President of Nauru and Chairman of Pacific Island Developing States.