Reducing Green House Emission Indispensable: ADB

May 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Carbon, Development and Climate Change, Energy, Government Policies, Green House Gas Emissions, International Agencies, Lessons, Nepal, Pollution, Renewable Energy, Research, Sanitation, Vulnerability, Weather
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Himalayan Times: Reducing green house emission is indispensable for attaining sustainable economic growth, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report has pointed out.

The report on green house gas emission of South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal, prepared recently has mentioned that negative impact has been made in economic growth by the excessive use of petroleum products.

At a programme organised by ADB Country Office Nepal to discuss the report prepared by the Bank’s Headquarters in Manila in association with the Australian government, emphasis was given on increasing use of solar and electric energy.

ADB Nepal Director Kenechi Yokoyama said although Nepal has made some progress in renewable energy, attaining high economic growth is challenging and added micro hydro, solar, improved stoves should be reached to each village as Nepal was at high risk of climate change.

Chief of the Clean Development Mechanism of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Akhanda Sharma said the government had implemented by formulating necessary policies for not allowing negative impact of climate change, and was co working with national and international bodies in public-private partnership for increasing use of renewable energy.

He also stressed on the need of unity of South Asian countries for decreasing green house emissions.

ADB’s principal climate change specialist for South Asia Mahafuzuddin Ahmed said use of clean energy protects human health by decreasing the use of petroleum products would help minimize ecological problems.

The report stressed on national policy on increasing the use of renewable and alternative energy as green house emission is increasing from the use of petroleum products in power generation, transport, industries, and in residential and agriculture purposes.

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