Mustang hosting climate change summit in March 2022

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Kathmandu, December 12

The Mountain Advocacy Summit-2022 will be organised in Mustang on March 13 and 14, 2022, to make aware the world of the climate change impact on the mountain region.

The objective of the summit is to draw the attention of all stakeholders towards the problems and challenges faced by the Himalayan region due to the effects of climate change, and towards the possibilities and opportunities as well.

The summit will be jointly organised by the Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDAC –Nepal), the Mountain Foundation Nepal, the International Forum for Food Security and Climate Justice, among other organisations.

KIRDARC-Nepal Executive Director Govinda Bahadur Shahi informs the summit is being held for discussing issues such as the increasing temperature due to climate change and its direct impact on the mountain ecosystem, the protection of biodiversity in the mountain region and coastal area and the development of tourism.

Stating that the mountainous area is at high risk of climate change impacts, Shahi underlines the need of informing the national and international sectors about this so as to reduce the risk.

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