Thousands Marching for Climate justice in Kathmandu

Thousands Marching for Climate justice in Kathmandu

Sept. 17, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -7 September. 12- 2014 (Bhadra 27, 2071)

To demand Climate Justice and persuade the global leaders for bold climate action and to act on climate change, people’s climate march is being organizes globally on 20th and 21st September. Over 1500 events will be organized in 130 countries on September 20 and 21.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is hosting Climate Summit at New York, UN headquarter on 23rd September. ”He has invited more than 200 head of states to the summit. This summit is very important to build political momentum for 2015 climate agreement .At Durban Climate talks in 2011, governments agreed that they would come up with the new climate agreement in 2015, which will enter in to force from 2020,”said Regan Sapkota.  

The climate summit called by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon is set to be a historic event where the head of states and governments will make a political commitment at the highest level.

Climate Change has already caused unprecedented extreme events that are costing the lives and livelihoods of millions of people and communities across the globe. Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. Recent landslides and floods across the country has resulted in immeasurable loss of lives and property and can be directly attributed to climate change. In this scenario, the UN climate summit provides a historic opportunity to collectively address the problem globally.

We are organizing climate march on 20th September in Nepal to send the  message to the global leaders, “We demand Action not Words. We are handing a letter to prime minister Sushil Koirala on behalf of the youth and civil society organizations to speak on behalf and for the most vulnerable communities impacted by climate change at the upcoming UN Climate Summit to be held on 23rd September, 2014 in New York," said Regan Sapkota.

Hundreds of communities and our generations are being impacted by climate change so to raise our voice and make global leaders hear us we are organizing climate march. Climate March will be joined by Youth, Youth Organizations, and civil Society representative and social change makers.

 

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