Kathmandu, December 13
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the world to recognise the value of the Himalayas to control the rising level of global warming.
Addressing the virtual UN Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday, Oli said recognising the Himalayas would also help maintaining a balance in the oceans.
On the occasion, Oli renewed Nepal’s commitments to various international agreements aimed at controlling the effect of climate change and global warming.
“Nepal strongly supports the Paris Agreement and the call to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We are committed to the promotion of climate-resilient development and aim to move towards a zero-carbon economy,” he said, “To promote green growth and green recovery, we prioritise producing clean and renewable energy, promoting e-mobility, low carbon infrastructure and ecotourism.”
“We aim to extend the protected area from 23% to 30% by 2030 and preserve biodiversity.”