Himalayan nations reach consensus on climate change measures

India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan have agreed to work together on matters of climate change. This was the outcome of the Bhutan Climate Change Summit for a Living Himalayas, held in Bhutan over the weekend.

The declaration includes a ten-year plan involving collaboration between the four nations on matters of “food, water, energy and biodiversity”; it will also “assess requirement for development of [a] regional power transmission grid…and [a] natural gas pipeline as part of energy security.”

This declaration was signed by the environment ministers of Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests of India, on November 19. You can read more on the specific framework by reading this piece at Kuensel Online.

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