Local Protests On Global Climate And Water Issues - Nepal

9 Oct 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

OOSKAnews' Special Youth Correspondent in Nepal, 19 year-old Warren Sangay, has contribute this article with accompanying photography on young peoples' climate change protests in Kathmandu. On 20 September, young Nepalese people joined the international climate protest movement. Under the banner of "Friday for the Future", the local demonstration to protest climate change and rising temperatures was held in front of the UN office in Pulchowk. During the protest program organized by the deer and other organizations, including Deer Nepal, they displayed banners like "Why fight against one hundred thousand trees and cut 100 lakh trees in Nijgadh?" Raising the issue of snowfall in the mountains from the traffic jams in Everest, they demanded that the law be changed.

Thunberg inspires global youth movement

The international protest movement started with 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, and has been adopted by teenagers worldwide. The main purpose of the demonstration is to specifically alert the government to climate change.
OOSKAnews has reported that 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation (Canada), also joined the protest that was held in advance of the UN Climate Action Summit. 

Peltier told hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters September 28 "I've said it once, and I'll say it again, we can't eat money, or drink oil".

Peltier spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum, a platform on sustainable land use founded by UN Environment and the World Bank that's dedicated to achieving development and climate goals.

"All across these lands, we know somewhere were someone can't drink the water. Why so many, and why have they gone without for so long?"