Meet on climate change kicks off

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Apr 24, 2014-

The Eighth International Conference on Community-based Adaptation (CBA8) kicked off in Kathmandu from Thursday to share positive practices on local adaptation and raise funds to help communities vulnerable to climate change.

The conference, with the theme of ‘Financing Local Adaptation’, is being attended by more than 300 participants, including representatives of various government and non-governmental organisations and UN agencies, development practitioners, researchers, academicians and other stakeholders from over 50 countries.

During a press meet organised on Wednesday, Chair of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Prakash Mathema said the conference will focus on issues ranging from securing finance by mainstreaming climate change adaptation, challenges for funding agencies and the private sector supporting local adaptation, low-cost options for CBA, accounting for natural capital in CBA, financing adaptation and disaster risk reduction in LDCs among others.

The participants will also visit various sites where the local adaptation activities on climate change are being implemented.

Published: 25-04-2014 08:45

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