International conference on Climate Change held in Nepal
The International conference on climate change was held in Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari. It was titled ‘Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia’.
Its purpose was to draw attention towards adverse effects of global warming in Hindu Kush mountain range. It was organized by Nepal’s Ministry for Environment in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
The 4-day conference aimed at developing solutions for a sustainable future for Asia that could withstand the impacts of climate change. The main objective was to develop solutions for resilience building, promoting regional cooperation and reducing the data gaps for sustainable mountain development.
It was attended by more than 300 experts from different countries of Asia including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar. Indian delegation was led by V K Saraswat, member of India’s Neeti foundation.
Hindu Kush Himalaya
Hindu Kush Himalaya is a mountain range that spans from Afghanistan to Myanmar. It is source to 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people living in downstream river basins.