Govt to set up climate change centre

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 25, 2016-The government has formed a four-member committee to conduct a detailed study on the need of a climate change centre. 

A meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister last week decided to form the committee which will come up with a report detailing the objective, work area and organisational structure of the proposed climate change centre within a month. 

The meeting, presided over by Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi, was attended by authorities from various concerned ministries.

The government decision to set up a climate change centre has been taken in view of growing issues of climate change and global warming and its impact on various sectors, affecting the lives of millions of people. 

Establishment of such a centre is vital for Nepal to work on climate change issues, formulate and implement national and international policies and programmes focused on climate change, conduct research to highlight climate change impact and adopt adequate mitigation measures to help the vulnerable communities, according to Bhiswanath Oli, secretary at the Ministry of Population and Environment. 

Published: 25-07-2016 21:04

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