October 29: The government has decided to sign a statement on green energy and allow the use of forest area for the construction of the first phase of the Sunkoshi Marine Diversion Project.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday (October 28) took a decision to this effect.
Government Spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, who is also the minister for information and communication technology, shared that the meeting decided to approve long-term zero emission strategy and the National Adaptation Plan to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Meanwhile, a high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will be leaving for the UK today (October 29) to attend the United Nation's global climate summit COP 20 being held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 .
Minister for Forest and Environment, Ramsahaya Prasad Yadav and high level officials from the ministry are also attending the event.
Nepal is preparing to raise the issues of climate crisis faced by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) during the global event. Nepal is one of the vulnerable countries to climate change and will be presenting reports on issues of loss and damage caused by climate change, adaptation capacity, climate economy, mountain ecosystem among others.