Climate change network nepal


Everest Declaration on Climate Change.

On 4 December 2004, Nepal held a cabinet meeting in the Kalapatthar (5,200 m) of Solukhumbu district at base camp of Mount Everest to highlight the effects of global warming poses to the Himalayas. The cabinet meeting attended by 23 ministers along with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal adopted a 10-point Everest Declaration on Climate Change.

Via the Everest Declaration, the government has expressed its commitment to increase the conservation areas in the country from 20 percent to 25 percent along with 40 percent forest area. The declaration centers in raising awareness on climate change issues and look for for international dedication and support to address the issues.