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Kathmandu Declaration: Countries resolve to follow Paris climate deal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Describing as the "biggest challenge" the world is facing, several countries on Sunday expressed resolve to reduce the use of fossil fuels, curb carbon emissions, use natural resources judiciously, and follow the agreement.

Different countries and organisations at the Summit-2018 here gave their approval to the "Kathmandu Declaration on climate change, and expressed hope that the suggestions of the declaration will assist the international summit on in

Welcoming the approval of the declaration, former said climate change poses a serious threat to small islands. Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, cyclones, erosion of coastal regions, pose a grave danger to Island nations, he said.

The former said that climate change and should not be treated as problems faced by a single country.

We should minimize the use of fossil fuels, focus on renewable energy, and efficient waste disposal, he said.

Other speakers too voiced similar concerns.

The four-day Summit-2018, on the theme "Addressing Critical Challenges of Our Time: Independence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values", has been organised by the South Korea-based and supported by the

The climate change discussed at the summit assumes significance as another global meet on the issue kicked off Sunday.

In Poland's southern city of Katowice, negotiators from around the world began two weeks of talks on curbing climate change Sunday, three years after sealing a landmark deal in that set a goal of keeping well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:45 IST