Fighting the climate battleActionAid International Nepal officially kicked off its ‘Climate Justice Campaign’ on Monday.
ActionAid International Nepal has officially kicked off its ‘Climate Justice Campaign’ with a special program held in Nepal Academy Hall, Kathmandu.
The campaign, inaugurated on June 5, aims to address the pressing issue of climate change and promote climate justice across the country. To ensure widespread participation, the campaign will continue till June 10 across 11 districts, including Tehrathum, Siraha, Mahottari, Parsa, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Palpa, Kapilvastu, Bardia, and Doti. On ‘World Environment Day,’ participants in the program highlighted the need for global unity in tackling climate change.
During the program, speakers shared their experiences of the detrimental impact of climate change on the agricultural sector. They highlighted the challenges farmers face due to changes in rainfall patterns, leading to many latent problems. To address these challenges, they called for climate-friendly agricultural practices and increased support for farmers to build climate resilience.
Sujita Mathema, Executive Director of ActionAid International Nepal, revealed that it is Nepal and marginalised communities within the country that bear the brunt of climate change's multidimensional effects. Pointing out that Nepal is particularly vulnerable due to the actions of wealthier nations, Mathema stressed the need to demand compensation for the damages caused.