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Collaborative call for environmental justice: Stakeholders unite for action

05 June 2024  

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KATHMANDU: Experts have suggested that the government and stakeholders should come together to advance action plans for environmental justice.

Following a climate justice march held in the capital on Wednesday, participants emphasized the urgent need for the government and stakeholders to work in unison to mitigate environmental pollution and ensure the safety of future generations.

With the World Environment Day approaching, the government also expressed its firm commitment not to delay in taking necessary measures to address environmental challenges.

It’s crucial to remain vigilant and alert about the risks of environmental degradation and climate-induced disasters, which could pose significant threats to our future development.

Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, who leads the initiative, stated, “Early warning systems are crucial because they give public officials more lead time to better plan, prepare, and protect communities before the hazard strikes.”

In the field of climate change and environmental conservation, coordination among various 68 organizations has been emphasized, extending from Bhadrakali in Kathmandu to Durbar Square in Basantapur, where a joint walk was conducted.

Representatives including Deputy Speaker Indira Ranamagar, former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, Secretary of the CPN (UML) Yogesh Bhattarai, CPN (UML) spokesperson Sunil Baral, Nepali Congress leader and Constituent Assembly member Laxmi Pariyar, and environmental engineers participated in this walk.

“Joint Efforts for Environmental Justice” was the theme of the walk, with Deputy Speaker Indira Ranamagar highlighting the growing concern over Nepal’s economic prosperity being transformed into a major attraction for tourists, especially on the Himalayan trails like Kalapatthar.

“This issue concerns us all, and we must all come together to find solutions and take the first steps from our homes towards environmental protection,” she said.

Furthermore, it was stressed that climate change has turned Nepal’s Himalayas darker, and industrialized and developed countries must compensate for the damage caused.

The importance of community awareness and cooperation in environmental protection was underscored.

Coordinator of the organizing committee Prajita Karki stressed the need for everyone’s cooperation in environmental conservation.

“We all must take personal initiatives from our households to contribute to this cause,” she said.

Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha pointed out the need for industrialized and developed countries to increase carbon emission reductions to address the issues faced by Nepal.

“To solve such problems, Nepal needs to demand compensation for the adverse effects of climate change,” he said.

Participants also expressed readiness to form a group of lawmakers to work actively in the policy realm towards environmental conservation.

Renu Devi Sah, member of the Madhesi Commission, suggested that Nepal can achieve prosperity by showcasing Nepal’s beautiful natural heritage.

All representatives from various organizations present at the event pledged unity and collaboration for environmental protection.



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