PM Deuba calls for action on transition to cleaner, greener and smarter energy

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has highlighted the need for a robust and renewed global partnership to build a greener, safer and more sustainable world. He also called for ensuring easier and direct access to financing and modern technologies for the countries in special situations.

Addressing the High-level Dialogue on Energy through a pre-recorded video on Friday, the Prime Minister said that energy is crucial in achieving the 2030 Agenda and implementing the Paris Agreement, according to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations.

He further said that energy plays a catalytic role to combat climate change and attain the goals related to poverty reduction, gender equality, food security, health and education, among others.

The progress on SDG 7 has been mixed and uneven and countries like Nepal with low income, difficult geographic terrain and dispersed settlements are facing additional challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we must not change our collective ambition. We must act on transition to cleaner, greener and smarter energy, he emphasized.

The Prime Minister also expressed Nepal’s commitment to realize climate-resilient development pathways and net-zero emissions through the utilization of Nepal’s vast hydropower potential and other renewable energy sources.

A large number of Heads of State/Government, ministers, parliamentarians and high-level UN officials are scheduled to address the Dialogue, according to the Mission.