Dec 1, 2015- PowerShift Nepal an environmental organization, organized a ‘Global Climate March Nepal’ to mark the World Awareness on Climate Change on occasion of ongoing Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in France, in Kathmandu on Sunday.
The march is a global movement which was organized this year with the statement, “If politicians don’t lead movements, people will”. Global Climate march this year was a coalition of groups and activists all around the world intended to show world leaders in Paris that the world is paying attention and people are rising up together for right climate action plans.
According to a statement issued by PowerShift Nepal, “Global Climate March Nepal” was organized with the objective to support world climate movement for climate justice, treaty that’s in line with realities of science and principles of justice and to influence world towards using renewable energy.
The march also called on the government to find alternative of fossil fuel and invest in it.The march started from Thapathali bridge and ended at Jawalakhel in Lalitpur. The mob paused the march at different places to raise their voices for climate justice and investment in renewable energies.
The march converged into a concert in Jawalakhel where various other activities including poem recitation were held. “Earth has been experiencing drastic changes in its biosphere. This year 2015 has been recorded as hottest year and we have observed impacts of Climate Change such as droughts, extreme events, heat waves, sea level rise which is causing an alarming impact on food, water, ecosystems, lives and human health,” read the statement.
“A 4°C warmer world can, and must be, avoided – we need to hold warming below 2°C,” the statement quoted World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as saying.
World governments are meeting in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009.Tens of thousands of people are taking part in the summit, including university presidents, faith leaders, and lots of elected officials.
A team led by the Chief of Climate Change Division of Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment (MOSTE) has already left to take part in the COP 21 in Paris.
Published: 01-12-2015 18:53 // The Kathmandu Post