By Bhishma Raj Ojha, Glasgow, Nov 1: Nepal is attending the 26th Conference (COP26) of the nations to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with documents and reports featuring the country’s ambitious goals in the related field.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba who is leading the high-level delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference is scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit to be organised today and tomorrow on the occasion of COP 26.
The Prime Minister will apprise the session that Nepal is working with commitment to implement the Paris Agreement, briefing it about national policy, plans and programmes aims to reduce the risk of climate change.
It may be noted that the October 28 meeting of the Council of Ministers had endorsed important documents such as ‘Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP: 2021-2050)’, Nepal’s Long-term Strategy to Reduce Carbon Emissions to Net Zero’, and ‘National Framework on the Climate Hazards’.
The policy documents and action plans will be presented with much priority for the coordination, collaboration and exchange of knowledge at the international forum.
In the Conference, PM Deuba will be shedding light on Nepal's national commitments along with its goals to reduce carbon emission to net-zero by 2045. Of the total energy consumed, Nepal will supply 15 per cent from clean energy sources and it will increase forest coverage to 45 per cent by 2030.
Nepal has made a policy to spend at least 80 per cent of available climate finance in a bid to support local climate works.
Under its national adaption plan, Nepal has launched short term (2025), mid-term (2030) and long term (2050) programmes.
It includes a total of 64 adaptation programmes under eight thematic areas and four inter-sectoral areas identified by the National Climate Change Policy, 2019.