By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that Nepal is at high risk of climate change.
Addressing the National Climate Summit held on issues relating to National Climate Change on Tuesday, the PM said, "We have been facing multifaceted challenges regarding change, precipitation and timing of rainfall, rise in temperature, change in climatic condition in the rainy season, rise in disaster and outbreak and other extreme incidents because of climate change ."
He said that the impact of climate change is being felt in Nepal as a form of melting of glacier lakes and explosions in the Himalayan region, landslides and drought in the Hilly region, and flood and inundation in the Terai region. The studies have shown that because of the rise in temperature two two-thirds of the ice storage will melt in the Himalayas of this region."
According to the PM, global warming has a tremendous impact on sectors that contribute immensely to the economy of the country such as agriculture, water resources, and tourism, including security of food, export of water, living and security.
The climate crisis and risks are bound to increase in the future owing to the downfall in the economic and social sector, livelihood of people, increasing health and food security issues,