Rethinking governance

Stories of Nepali families devastated by earthquakes, floods, droughts, and other hazards will proliferate in the future


On April 22, high-level government representatives from about 55 countries participated in a signing ceremony held in New York as a first step in implementing the Paris agreement. The agreement aims to “[hold] the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above the pre-industrial level and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level.”

This commitment also aims to reduce the risks and impacts of global climate change and achieve the goals of reducing emissions, keeping the rise in average global temperatures below the stated threshold, and preventing climate change from hurting the citizens of countries like Nepal, especially the poor and disadvantaged communities. To avoid this possibility, effective adaptive solutions are needed, and fast.

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