Nepal to introduce new environment policy

15:25, June 06, 2010      

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Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said a new environment protection policy will be formulated so as to protect the country's fragile ecology, The Rising Nepal reported on Sunday.

"We will request the international community to extend their necessary support to Nepal for minimizing the negative impacts of climate change," he was quoted by the daily as saying.

The Premier expressed the view while inaugurating the program to mark the World Environment Day 2010 organized by the Ministry of Environment on Saturday.

Nepal said that the local administration, non-government organizations, civil society members and other concerned stakeholders have an important role to play in managing the environment properly.

He said that the country's sustainable development would be impossible raising awareness among the grassroots level people about benefits of environment management.

Linking politics with environment, he said that political instability could create negative impact on environment conservation as unstable political situation led to poverty, overpopulation and various other social and ecological problems.

He blamed that the rich countries were responsible for the emission of such a harmful gas. "The poor countries are facing a dangerous situation," he said.

He further said that the livelihood of the people living in the Himalayan region was at crisis due to environmental problems.

"So, to save the developing countries from negative effects of climate change, a united voice of all the stakeholders is necessary," he said.

He called for drawing attention of more people towards tree plantation in order to make the environment better.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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