On September 20, the largest climate march in the history of Nepal is going to be organized where thousands of peoples will march from Bhrikutimandap to Basantapur Durbar Square demanding Climate Justice and bold action from global leaders to solve the climate crisis. The rally will begin at 7:30 am.
On September 23, world leaders are assembling at UN, New York for the historic summit on climate change called by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. The summit is designed to build momentum for national and international climate action, including a new global climate treaty that will be finalized in Paris next year.
Recent flood and landslide which swept away many lives and property around the world, is supposed to cause because of the rapid climate change. Sapna Shrestha, one of the campaigner told, â€œeven though we bear the least responsibility for causing global greenhouse gas emission, we are being hit the hardestâ€. Urgent actions should be implemented so as to reduce the effect of climate change. Another campaigner Regan Sapkota said, â€œThe UN Summit provides a golden opportunity to send strong signal to the world to increase climate actions and deliver optimism for urgent solutionsâ€. Another campaigner added â€œWe want actions, not wordsâ€.
Youth and civil society organizations have been organizing discussion programs for the solutions and will be promoting their voice for the Rt. Honorable PM Sushil Koirala to address at the UN-Climate Summit. Peopleâ€™s Climate March- Kathmandu is being organized by the alliance of about 25 youth and civil society organizations on Saturday September 20, with the active participation of many celebrities like Hari bansha Acharya, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Sadikcha Shrestha, Satya Raj and Swaroop Raj Acharya, Rishi Dhamala etc.
Full list of celebrity endorsements of the peopleâ€™s climate Mobilization available here: