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PM Dahal to prioritize compensation at COP28

PM Dahal to prioritize compensation at COP28

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal emphasized Nepal’s commitment to prioritizing compensation for communities most vulnerable to climate change. He announced the government’s intention to advocate for this cause at the upcoming UN climate event, COP28.

Acknowledging the severe impacts of climate change on indigenous communities, women, and children in Nepal, PM Dahal highlighted that international assistance and grants would be directed specifically to support these vulnerable groups.

PM Dahal conveyed these intentions during a meeting with a delegation from the Sathsathai Foundation earlier today. Chairperson Prajita Karki presented a memorandum to the PM, urging him to ensure compensation for the worst-affected communities.

The Foundation informed that it would host two events at Nepal’s pavilion during the COP28 sideline. Additionally, Foreign Minister NP Saud expressed Nepal’s pleasure in hosting the Princess of Qatar as a guest in an upcoming program at the country’s pavilion. He mentioned that Nepali Embassies in Doha, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, would collaborate accordingly.

The memorandum submitted to PM Dahal highlighted the increased snowmelt in mountains and the potential risks of glacial lake outbursts due to climate change. It urged Nepal to advocate strongly for climate justice in international forums, stressing that the livelihoods, health, education, and employment of local communities have been severely impacted by climate change-induced disasters.