KATHMANDU:- This time, Nepal is going to make a strong presence at the International Conference on Climate Change, which is being attended by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Nepal has approved three important policy documents and action plans on climate change. The government has approved the document for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the International Convention on Climate Change (COP 26), which is set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland.
Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan 2021-2050, National Framework on Losses and Nepal’s Long-Term Strategy in Net Emissions have been approved by the Council of Ministers. A high-level delegation including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Forest and Environment Minister Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav will also participate in the conference.Nepal is ready to present the same policy documents and action plans passed by the Council of Ministers with high priority at the conference for coordination, cooperation and exchange of knowledge and skills with the international community.
The Government of Nepal sees this conference as an important opportunity for international coordination and cooperation to address the challenges of climate change. Nepal is going to raise the question of the impact of climate change on the livelihood of Nepal’s mountainous region, the loss and damage should be addressed through programs other than adaptation. The Ministry of Forests and Environment has stated that it will try to draw the attention of the world community to this issue to ensure a strong and sustainable financial system.
Nepal will also provide information on the ‘National Adaptation Plan 2021-2050’ at the conference. In this plan, a total of 64 priority adaptation programs have been decided in 8 thematic and 4 inter-thematic areas initiated by the National Climate Change Policy 2076 of Nepal.
The government estimates that a total of 47.4 billion will be needed by 2050 to implement priority adaptation programs. Of that amount, Nepal will be able to contribute a total of US 1.5 billion by mobilizing internal resources, while the remaining US 45.9 billion will be required from external sources.
Thus, it is mentioned in the plan that by 2030, it will be necessary for Nepal to have a financial flow of 2.1 billion US dollars every year. That’s a total of 21 billion. The plan states that an additional 26.4 billion will be needed by 2050 and that this amount could increase in 2031 after a mid-term review of the plan.
Similarly, Nepal’s ‘National Framework for Losses’ will also be briefed at the conference. The framework is designed to increase the adaptability and resilience of key natural, social and economic sectors and service providers at risk of climate change.
Integrate the issues of climate change in the policies, strategies, plans and programs of all thematic areas at local, provincial and federal levels, integrate the issues of climate change and develop national and international financial system, study research, technology related to climate change adaptation. And the goal of ensuring equitable mobilization and distribution of resources for climate change adaptation through expansion.
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