Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has appealed to the international communities to save Nepal's mountains.
Addressing the High-Level Roundtable Meeting at DEC South, Blue Zone, COP28, Dubai on Saturday, PM Dahal pointed out the necessity to initiate a dialogue on mountain and climate change to realize the grief of the mountainous communities and find possible solutions.
He said, "Nepal hosts the highest place in the world, Mount Everest, and is facing the crisis posed by climate change more than others. Therefore, I want to appeal to all international communities as a prime minister of Nepal: "Save our mountains to save ourselves."
"We world leaders must walk together to safeguard a sustainable future for mountains, mountain ecosystems, and mountain people," Dahal added.
PM Prachanda also welcomed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' recent Nepal visit to collect firsthand information on climate change impacts from the local communities that are facing the climate crisis.