As a preparation for holding of ‘Sagarmatha Sambaad’, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in collaboration with the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and the Policy Research Institute (PRI) has organized a Regional Consultation Seminar in Janakpur on January 14, 2020.
The first edition of the ‘Sagarmatha Sambaad’ will be held on 2-4 April, 2020 on the theme of ‘Climate Change, Mountains and the Future of Humanity’. The Pokhara Consultation seminar on it was a significant one contributing to its cause. Another consultation seminar was held in Janakpur among the regional and local level stakeholders to incorporate their concerns and views as a compelling story for the global interest in regard with the Terai plain, as the Chure (Siwalik) range is getting deforested and desertified in the alarming way.
Apart from the local causes, the global climate change has also affected the entire region of southern slopes of the Himalayan foothills. Participants from the grassroots level demonstrated and shared their experiences as to how climate change has been impacting their lives and mountain ecology.