National Climate Conference in Nepal – An initiation of Climate Trek’s Climate Educatio Program

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As an impressive impact of atmosfair’s initiated Climate Education Program (CEP) in Helambu (Sindhupalchok) district of Nepal, promoting the slogan of “Prosperous Nepal with happy Nepali”, a historical national conference on climate change was organized in Nepal from 31st December 2018 to 1st January 2019. The objectives summed up to motivate the key national and international stakeholders to act together for multiplying awareness on climate change issues throughout the nation, to share the ideas of mitigation and adaptation, and to recommend better mechanisms against climate change for a sustainable livelihood in the long-run.

The Climate Change National Conference emerged in a context of multiple climate change impacts of climate change impacts on agriculture, forestry, glaciers, fresh water & biodiversity globally. So there is a necessity to broadcast these visible stronger impacts of Climate Change in Nepal in recent years. The conference worked up to be the first and best initiation and involved local, provincial and national government, the district coordination committee representatives, experts, academia and policy makers. As the conference was ignited through the objectives of CEP put forwarded by CDECF at local level and specifically after the small meeting held in September 2018 between atmosfair and District Coordination Committee of Sindhupalchok.

The most recognized part of the conference was that Rt. Honorable Her Excellency Ms. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, graciously inaugurated the conference. Eventually the conference brought the key stakeholders onto a single platform where research findings, experiences, ideas and innovations on climate change were shared. The conference was a starting point to provide a joint platform for dialogue among state and non-state actors.