International dialogue on climate change today


Kathmandu, May 22: The two-day 'International Dialogue' is taking place in Kathmandu today to draw the attention of the international community to the negative effects of climate change in mountains.    

Experts from 25 countries are participating in the international dialogue 'Mountain, Human and Climate Change' to be concluded tomorrow.    

According to the Ministry of Forest and Environment, more than 200 people, including representatives from mountainous and small island countries, international community, development partners, international NGOs, private sector and civil society will participate in the dialogue.

The objective of this expert dialogue on climate change is to strengthen action based on mountain ecosystems. Joint-Secretary at the Ministry, Dr Maheshwor Dhakal, told RSS that the dialogue aims to increase the capacity of climate change talks and put pressure on the international community to raise the resources needed for climate adaptation and mitigation.    

The summit also aims to create an environment for mountainous countries and stakeholders to collaborate for programmes under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.    
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' is scheduled to inaugurate the dialogue. After the inauguration, 10 sessions of different disciplines will be conducted focusing on three major thematic areas, said Joint Secretary Dhakal.    

The objective of the event is to chart out a concrete roadmap and strategy to solve the mountain problem in the dialogue of experts on mountains and climate change to be held at the 60th session of the United Nations Subsidiary Agency for Scientific and Technical Advice on Climate Change (SABTA).    

Nepal plans to link its findings to the 60th session of SABTA to be held in Bonn, Germany in June and then institutionalize the agenda by entering the upcoming COP-29 agenda.  (RSS)   

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