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PM pledges funds to counter climate change

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has pledged to establish a fund to fight against the impacts climate change in the mountain countries and move ahead by preparing new work plans.

Inaugurating a programme organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology in the capital on the occasion of the World Environment Day today, the Prime Minister expressed his commitment to making a convincing, worldwide and common forum to the declaration made by ‘Kathmandu Call for Action’.

A two-day International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change had concluded in Kathmandu on August 6 by issuing a 10-point ‘Kathmandu Call for Action’.
Saying Nepal would lead of the Least Development Countries Coordination Group on climate change for two, years starting 2013, the Prime Minister said that Nepal’s presence in dialogues and agreements over the issues would be made stronger and more effective.

The PM said best possible steps would be taken to make the international agreements in favor of the LDCs by raising their issues strongly to open the doors of opportunities and possibilities of the mountain countries.

Prime Minister said that Nepal would strongly put its issues for sustainable development, economic prosperity and environment conservation and balance in the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be Rio de Janeiro of Brazil from 20-22 June.

Published Date: Monday, June 4th, 2012 | 11:00 PM

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