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Global warming symposium in Kathmandu

Mountains are most vulnerable to the risk of global warming. Photo: bbc.co.uk
Mountains are most vulnerable to the risk of global warming. Photo: bbc.co.uk

KATHMANDU, Nepal – SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industries is organizing a workshop on effects of global warming and attempts and progress on energy production in South Asian countries from December 12 in Kathmandu.

Organized under the theme “International Consultative Workshop on Energy Cooperation, Climate Change and Water Management: Initiatives for Regional Integration”, the main focus of the will be on energy cooperation in the region, the chambers said in a statement.

Various experts and policymakers in the areas of environment, power production and water management will address at the event, it said.

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a German association, are supporting the event.

Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. According to the Wikipedia, warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are 95-100% certain that it is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations, the online encyclopedia stated.

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