Experts call for collaboration to tackle climate change impacts in Asian mountain nations
Experts from the different countries and institutions have stressed the need for collaboration to tackle the impacts of climate change on the Asian mountain countries.
Speaking at the concluding session of a three-day regional workshop on 'Climate Change Impacts in Asian Mountains' organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at ICIMOD headquarters Lalitpur Friday, they said that with joint efforts are essential to reduce the impacts of climate change in these countries.
Director General of ICIMOD David Molden said all the stakeholders should work together in this area in mountain nations that are facing similar problems because of climate change.
Axel Plathe, dead of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu said that heritage sites are also facing myriad problems in the mountain countries in Asia and that the stakeholders should work together to tackle them.
Experts from different countries also urged governments to ensure equitable sharing of ecosystem goods and services along the lines of international and regional processes and their implementation at local and national levels.
Experts form France, Ireland, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar,Kazakhstan, Tazikistan and Switzerland and international organisations - FAO,UNESCO,ICIMOD, IUCN,WWF,WORLD MOUNTAIN PEOPLE ASSIOCIATIONS - participated in the workshop.
According to the ICIMOD, about 200 million people are facing the adverse impacts of climate change in Asian mountain countries. Nepalnews.com