Event about climate change to take place at Syangboche on March 8
Kathmandu — A special programme has been scheduled to take place at Syangboche of Solukhumbu on coming March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The event aims to draw global attention towards the impact of climate change on mountain life and call for climate justice for the affected community.
The event to be organised by ‘Sath Saathai’ a women-focused non-profitable organisation, is supported by the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, UNDP, ICIMOD, NTNC, and Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Nepal.
The organisation hosted the ‘Mission to Kalpathhar’ campaign last year on the occasion of International Women’s Day and it concluded by issuing the 10-point Kalapaththar declaration.
According to organisation chair Prajeeta Karki, following the Kalapaththar declaration, the organisation has decided to reach the site each year with a programme aiming to advocate for and promote climate justice.
Deputy Speaker Indira Rana Magar, Supreme Court judge Sapana Pradhan Malla, National Assembly member and former Minister Dr Bimala Paudyal Rai, representatives from the UAE Embassy and climate experts are among those attending the event.
“Through the event, we want to create pressure on the bodies concerned and the government to raise the issues about climate change’s impact on mountain life seriously during the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), 2023 to be hosted by the UAE.
The organisation has planned another seminar at Namche of Solukhumbu aiming to highlight the impact of climate change on women’s life.
The objectives of programmes are to empower women for climate change-resilient societies, to seek support from the international community for the empowerment of target groups and to draw global attention towards challenges caused by climate change in the mountainous and low-lying areas and snow melting as a consequence of climate change, it is said.
In addition to this, a national-level dialogue on the ‘Gravity of Climate Change and Climate Justice’ has been scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on coming March 17. (RSS)