Previously Biodiversity Day was celebrated on 29 December (the date CBD entered into force). Due to Christmas and new-year holidays, UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 2000 decided to observe IDB on 22 May (the date CBD text was adopted).
By Batu Uprety Jun 03, 2020
On climate change, GoN in 2009 also showed strong political commitment by organising cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar, regional conference on Kathmandu to Copenhagen in Kathmandu and Summiteers Summit to save the Himalayas in Copenhagen, including preparations for negotiations and handing over of 'black stone' to US President in New York.
By Batu Uprety Feb 25, 2020
Those advocating for developing environment-friendly and sustainable airport along with minimum adverse impact on forests and biodiversity have also challenged the approved EIA report and its alternative analysis.
By Batu Uprety Jan 03, 2020
In case of Strategic Environmental Analysis, the proposed Schedule 14 provides criteria and principles. The role of the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), having responsibility for environmental matters based on the Business Allocation Rules (2018), is sufficiently diluted.
By Batu Uprety Dec 05, 2019
During the State visit of the President of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, on 12-13 October 2019, the President, in his statement, informed China's clear understanding on Nepal's special concern on climate change, and has supported appropriate demands related to climate change commitments.
By Batu Uprety Oct 25, 2019
In the changing context, the Government of Nepal, with the goal of contributing to socio-economic prosperity by developing climate resilient society, has released a Climate Change (CC) Policy in August 2019 by repealing the 2011 CC Policy.
By Batu Uprety Sep 29, 2019
It is difficult to find cases that EIA has stopped development projects. The EIA study may recommend costly measures that distract the proponent to implement it. The EA study analyses environmental impacts of 'with' and 'without' project. If 'with project' alternative is selected, it further analyses alternatives 'within project' to select the 'best' alternative.
By Batu Uprety Mar 04, 2019
Key attractions of the 24th session of the CoP to the UNFCCC were on outcomes of the Paris Agreement Work Programme, High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Finance, urgency of the need for entry into force of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for the implementation of pre-2020 ambition for GHGs emissions reduction, and Talanoa Dialogue for enhanced ambition. Statements of Head of States and Governments also provided guidance for the KCCC outcomes.
By Batu Uprety Jan 26, 2019
A number of side-events will provide opportunity to share country initiatives, and learn good practices on adaptation. Under the Paris Agreement, Parties will provide guidance on adaptation communication and/or decide on minimum set of guidelines for communicating NAPs, and adaptation component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The NDC was submitted by countries while being a Party to the Paris Agreement. The NDCs of most of the LDCs include adaptation as a priority. Nepal submitted its NDC to the UNFCCC Secretariat in October 2016. Nepal's NDC includes NAP as no. 1 priority and mentions that 'Nepal has initiated the process for the formulation of NAP.
By Batu Uprety Nov 23, 2018
The Katowice decisions will also depend on the outcome of the Talanoa Dialogue, initiated by the current Presidency (Fiji) in 2017. For us, the Addis-Ababa LDC Ministerial Communiqué on climate change will provide a basis for negotiation. Hon'ble Minister for Forests and Environment Hon'ble Shakti B. Basnet participated in adopting this Communiqué on 15 October 2018
By Batu Uprety Nov 03, 2018