Conference on "Climate Change: Political and Security Implication in South Asia"

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Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Vice Chair, GWP Nepal/JVS participated in the conference on "Climate Change: Political and Security Implication in South Asia" from 22nd -23rd November, 2010 in Kathmandu. The conference intended to examine the interface between state security, societal or human security, and climate change in South Asia. While establishing direct causal correlation between climate change (environmental degradation/marginalization) and conflict/insecurity is contentious and problematic, one cannot completely dismiss the potential consequences. As global warming impacts on glaciers, waterways, oceans and weather patterns, there has been a growing realization that climate change as a global and transboundary challenge can only be addressed by enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge sharing across countries.