Nepal Prioritizes Compensation for Climate Change Victims at COP28

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Kathmandu, Nov 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said Nepal was prioritizing compensation to the communities which are most vulnerable to climate change in Nepal. The government would raise this agenda in the imminent UN climate event, COP28, he added.

Indigenous communities, women, and children are hit hard by the climate change impacts in Nepal, PM Prachanda reminded, adding that the assistance and grants received from the international agencies would be channelized for these vulnerable groups.

PM Prachanda made such remark during a meeting held with a delegation of Sathsathai Foundation this morning.

Foundation’s Chairperson Prajita Karki handed over a memorandum to the PM, reminding him of ensuring compensation to the most affected communities.

In the Nepal pavilion to be organized in the COP28 sideline, the Foundation will have two events, she informed.

Mentioning that it is the matter of happiness for NFepal that Princess of Qatar will be visiting as a guest in a programme to be held at Nepal’s pavilion, Foreign Minister NP Saud said Nepali Embassies in Doha of Qatar and Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates would coordinate for it accordingly.

The memorandum submitted to PM Prachanda stated that the snow melt in mountains has increased due to climate change. Even the outburst of glacial lake was likely.

Similarly, it also drew attention that Nepal should strongly raise voice in international forums for climate justice as livelihood, health, education and employment of local communities have been seriously affected due to climate change borne disasters.

Foreign Minister Saud, Climate Advisor to the Prime Minister as well as Foundation Chair, Karki, Vice-Chairperson of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality, Tasi Lhamu Sherpa, among others were present on the occasion.

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