Climate change conference to begin on Monday

A five-day ‘International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People’ begins in Kathmandu from November 15 to build a common platform and broader linkage among the dynamic youths in South Asia and beyond.

The Conference shall focus on the multidisciplinary capacity building of graduate students of various disciplines through the sharing of knowledge and experience by experts and participants on climate affairs from climate-related science, impacts, policy and economics, to ethics and equity.

Issues related to climate change have increasingly captured the attention of governments worldwide but they have just begun to respond to the threats of changing climates.

Nepal along with other vulnerable countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives among others in South Asia are facing the brunt of climate change ranging from sea level rise to melting of the Himalayan glaciers.

Around 150 participants from around 20 different countries will present papers on different themes related to climate change at the conference organized by Small Earth Nepal (SEN) and Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), University of Colorado, USA.

The conference has been co-organized by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal, Centre of Research for Environment Energy and Water, Nepal, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and International Research Center for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi, Japan, a press release issued by SEN says.

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