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NC pledges to enable nation with zero carbon emission by 2045

29 October 2022  

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KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) has pledged to enable the nation with zero carbon emission by 2045.

In the resolution paper unveiled today for the House of Representatives and Province Assembly elections, NC has made the commitment to adopt different policies and principles to make the country having zero carbon emission in the stipulated time.

The NC has laid emphasis on green and productive economic development, preservation of forest area, economic generation, eco-tourism, organic agriculture system and food security from carbon credit, timber-based industry and bio-diversity protection for zero carbon emission.

Likewise, the resolution paper placed emphasis on promoting clean energy, assuring environmental security and developing physical infrastructure only after assessing impacts against assurances.

Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba unveiled the resolution paper at a program organized at party central office on Saturday.

Though the Constitution has guaranteed every citizen a right to live in a clean and health environment, climate change has created new risks and challenges. The paper pledged that the NC would adopt the climate adaptation and carbon classification policy and also to mainstream the policy and programs in coordination with all levels and stakeholders.

Among other commitments included in the paper are setting up early-warning system for safety of lives from climate change risks, establishment of climate change research center according to geography, development of ecosystem-based adaptive capacity of local rural community and setting up of mechanism for environmental service payment.

The NC has committed to run program in a way to promote policy for private sector to operate enterprises based on agriculture and timber according to the principle of green economy. NC has put forward a policy of addressing total demands of energy through the mobilization of hydro power and clean energy.

The party has also stipulated its plan to utilize and protect rivers, preserve lakes and wise use of bio-diversity including forest heritage.

Likewise, the party has come up with a commitment to carry out research and study and promote national heritage of medicinal plants, medicinal science, Ayurveda and naturopathy and make them a national identify marker.

Considering that the disaster management was imperative to sustain the economic-social progress of the country, NC has laid emphasis on bringing disaster management into the development mainstream by installing early-warning system and real-time flood monitoring and mobilizing drone technology.

NC has pledged to develop a comprehensive work plan to pursue new policy and principle on post-disaster reconstruction, emergency information system and coordinate with concerned agencies of the development partners and neighboring countries.

Publish Date : 29 October 2022 21:44 PM

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