Campaign for Climate Justice, Nepal (CCJN) organised an interaction on women’s rights and climate justice in Kathmandu today. The event was organised to mark the ongoing campaign of women in Asia for climate justice. A total of 45 people took part in the programme among which 20 per cent were members of parliament. The interaction was organised with an objective to raise issues of women in Nepal impacted by the climate change and urge policymakers to priorities the seriousness of the issues at the policy level.
The event was chaired by Ms. Goma Devkota, Chairperson of All Nepal Women Association (ANWA). During the programme, Dr. Menuka Panta and Dr. Sarba Raj Khadka presented the working paper on gender and climate justice and climate politics and upcoming COP (24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) respectively. A short discussion was carried out in the aftermath of papers presentation where everyone realised the negative impact of climate change on the lives of women.
At the end of the programme, the organising committee handed over the 17 point memorandum on climate justice signed by Ms. Goma Devkota, Chairperson of ANWA and Ms. Mana Dahal, President of Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) on behalf of CCJN to the honourable Minister of Forests and Environment Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet. After the handover, Mr Basnet expressed his commitment to act against climate change and appreciated CCJN for organising the event.