UN Secretary-General pledges support for mitigating climate change impact in Nepal

GANDAKI – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,who is presently on a four-day official visit to Nepal, beginning on Sunday has pledged support for mitigating the impact of climate change in Nepal.

Guterres who arrived at the Annapurna Base Camp this morning acknowledged that climate change caused by development and industrial nations has adverse implications in Nepal which has no significant role in causing it.

Stating that global warming, a key aspects of climate change, has led to a rising level of snow melting, resulting in more incidences of landslides and floods. Calling upon the rich and industrial nations to scale up the implementation of climate change coping strategies, he urged them to assist Nepal its efforts to cope with the impact of climate change.

The UN Secretary-General arrived here on a Nepali Army helicopter and upon his arrival, he was welcomed by local officials including Annapurna rural municipality chair Bishnu Bahadur KC, Chhomrong Tourism Committee office-bearers and local tourism entrepreneurs. He was accompanied by his members in his entourage.

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