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Climate change: Policy and Politics

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Climate change now becomes inevitable truth and there are no arguments put forth. Anthropogenic CO2 emission accounts 80% of total GHGs emission and the highest level (403 ppm) of CO2 observed in atmosphere in the human history. Nepal contributes only 0.01% global CO2 emission and 0.025% of total GHGs emission but ranks 13th most vulnerable country according to Global climate risk assessment. Nepal being signatory of UN, the policies and strategies set out for global action, should be directly implemented in Nepal. Obviously, Nepal government prioritizes climate change issues in its action plan. Having highly heterogeneous climatic variation, typical climate change policies and acts are necessary. In one hand the poor economic countries are struggling under this changing climatic circumstance whereas in other hand developed countries make this as political agendas. Many alarmists and skeptics have their own opinion. Alarmists claim that we will be burning in hell by the end of the century and it is a great threat of this century. Skeptics assert that our weakness i.e. fear has been misused. So, this paper, prepared with thorough review of secondary sources via. Web science, Scopus and Google scholar, aims to highlight global climatic political debate that influences the climate change deal and recommend policies for the same

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  • Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal
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