President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood amid a function today.
Organized jointly by three government ministries Population and Environment, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture development and TU Central Department of Botany, City University of New York USA, IPM Innovation Lab, Virginia USA and Institute of Global Agriculture and Technology Transfer USA, sixty scientists from 25 countries will present 400 papers during the three day conference which will conclude on 12th January.
Promoted by USAID and supported by European Union, WWF, ICIMOD, FAO, UNDP, University Grant Commission, National Trust for Nature Conservation, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, IDÉE, Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Ministry of Livestock Development and department of Plant Resources, the International Conference is first of its kind held in Nepal.
Minister of Population and Environment Jay Dev Joshi expressed his commitment to implement the suggestions and recommendation made by the conference. He highlighted the works made by Ministry of Population and Environment.
Addressing the program president Bhandary said that the conference has significant important for Nepal as Nepal is one of the vulnerable country in terms of climate change. She said that the scientific papers presented in the conference will help Nepal to address the problems.
Co-chair of the Conference Professor Dr. P.K. Jha highlighted the importance of the conference saying this is a big gathering of scientists from around the world. Professor Mohan Siwakoti Ph.D delivered votes of thanks. Vice chancellor of Tribhuwan University Dr. Tirth Khaniya said that this is an important workshop for Nepal.
USAID director, Charge’d Affairs of European Union and Director General ICIMOD also addressed the International Workshop.