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Mountain Advocacy Summit starting in Mustang Tuesday

File: Lomangthang in Upper Mustang
File: Lomangthang in Upper Mustang

Kathmandu, September 19

The Mountain Advocacy Summit will be commencing in Mustang on Tuesday.

The two-day event to be organised by the Ministry of Forests and Environment aims to draw national and international attention to issues and challenges facing the mountain region due to climate change.

Various organisations from home and abroad including the United Nations agencies are participating in the event that will discuss the impact and implications of global warming on the mountain region and relations among the low-lying areas in this situation.

According to the ministry’s Climate Change Division chief Buddhi Sagar Poudyal, Environment Minister Pradeep Yadav and Secretary Dr Pem Narayan Kandel, among others, are attending the event.

As he says, the Mountain Advocacy Summit will bring together national and international experts, activists associated with climate change and biodiversity sectors and government officials and the activities to share ideas on the topic.

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