Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba addressed the World Leaders Summit during the 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow today. He urged the world leaders to recognize the specific climate vulnerability in the mountains and accord high priority to the mountain agenda in all climate-related negotiations. He underscored that loss and damage had become a key concern due to increased phenomena of climate induced disasters and called the Parties to agree on making Loss and Damage a stand-alone agenda for negotiations and agree on the framework of additional financing for it. The COP26 must ensure adequate support for adaptation in the most vulnerable counties by scaling up financial, technological and capacity-building resources, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister expressed that Nepal remains firmly committed to the implementation of Paris Agreement, which is evidenced by its ambitious NDC, the national plan to decarbonize Nepal’s economy in all sectors and to reach a net zero emission by 2045. He also urged the Parties to agree on a clear roadmap for a new collective, quantified and ambitious goal on climate finance before 2025. The Prime Minister said, “With abundant water, forest and biodiversity resources, Nepal can be a leader in sharing clean, green and nature-based climate solutions in the region”.
The Prime Minister participated in the opening ceremony of the World Leaders summit earlier today. He also attended the World Leaders Summit VVIP reception hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the evening.
The Rt Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and the Rt. Hon. Lord Ahmad, Minister for South Asia and Commonwealth paid courtesy calls on the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister in the sidelines of COP26 World Leaders Summit today.
Embassy of Nepal,
1 November 2021