Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the existential threats posed by climate change including rising temperature, uncontrollable growing sea levels and melting of himalayan glaciers have impacted the entire global people and their livelihoods from the northern high Himalayas to the southern lowlands, east coast to western beaches.
The PM was addressing the Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders meeting held virtually yesterday.
Highlighting the importance of Nepal’s snow-fed rivers that nourish the basins and clean the ocean ecosystems, serving as natural climate stabilizer and signifying the organic linkages between mountains and the oceans, the PM Oli appreciated the vision set by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in limiting the rise of global temperature to 1.5oC and its good track record in leading the long term sustainable solution to climate change.
It is needed for an effective execution of the Paris deal for making climate issues a hot and global agenda during the COP26 next year.
As being the chairman of the CVF, the Government of Bangladesh hosted the meeting in conjunction with the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 2020.