The area where a massive landslide forced as many as 113 earthquake-affected households to flee to open grounds since Wednesday afternoon was already marked as high-risk settlements for landslide hazard following the Gorkha Earthquake last year.
The forest cover in Nepal increased by five percent in the past 20 years, from about 39 to 44 percent. The findings were released last month in the Forest Resources Assessment report by the government of Nepal and Finland.
After making a faux pas in the ongoing climate change conference in Paris—attending the global meeting without a crucial document—Environment Minister Bishwendra Paswan now plans to pedal around the French capital to attend meetings in a move that may look more like a publicity gimmick to many.
Even as a “jumbo” Nepali official delegation is attending the global climate talks in Paris this week, Nepal has not submitted a crucial document outlining national actions and priorities that would form a key part