Press Release on the Virtual Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders Event

Press Release

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. K P Sharma Oli addressed the Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders Event held virtually today.

In his statement, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister underlined the existential threats posed by climate change such as rising temperature, rising sea levels, and melting of glaciers which have impacted the lives and livelihoods from the high Himalayas to the lowlands.

The Prime Minister further highlighted the importance of Nepal’s snow-fed rivers that nourish the basins and clean the ocean ecosystems, serving as natural climate stabilizer and signifying the organic linkages between mountains and the oceans.

While appreciating the vision set by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in limiting the rise of global temperature to 1.5oC and its good track record in leading the long term sustainable solution to climate change, the Prime Minister also stressed the need for full and effective implementation of the Paris agreement and making climate issues top global political agenda during the COP26 next year.

The Event, organized in conjunction with the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 2020, was hosted by the Government of Bangladesh as the Chair of the CVF.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar
07 October 2020