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25th Conference of Parties (COP- 25): Global Warming Issues

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Kathmandu: Nepal is drawing attention to the 25th Conference of Parties (COP-25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a direct negative impact of global warming, which can be seen in the Himalayas, the rapid melting of snow.

Minister for Forests and Environment, Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet said this while talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday night before departing for Madrid, the capital of Spain, for participating in the COP-25. He is leading a Nepali delegation to COP-25. He shared that Nepal will also propose formulating a plan regarding coping with the adverse situation resulting from global warming.

Apart from these issues, Nepal will also be lobbying in COP-25 for providing the Green Climate Fund that the poor and highly affected countries like Nepal are entitled to get as compensation from the developed countries that are releasing large quantities of carbon into the atmosphere.

Before this, COP-25 was to take place in Santiago of Chile. The COP-25 venue was shifted to Madrid after the Chile government expressed its inability to host the conference because of a negative political situation.

Heads of state or government and environment ministers from 197 countries as well as representatives of various organizations working in the climate change sector are participating in the COP-25 that started on December 2 and will conclude on December 13. Minister Basnet and the Nepali delegation will return home on December 15.

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