Values matter when tackling climate change — Tunga Rai


As of late last year Nepal started to receive money from something called the Green Climate Fund to both reduce its own emissions and adapt to climate change. So far $73 million has been earmarked from the Fund for two projects. But who decides how that money is spent?

The latest episode of the Nepal Now podcast spoke with Tunga Rai, National Coordinator of the Climate Change Partnership Programm at the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN). He thinks that climate change projects need to do a better job of incorporating the Indigenous perspective and should be based on values as well as scientific knowledge.

“We really need synergies between Western knowledge and Indigenous knowledge… the root of the knowledge is way deeper than we think — it is in our communities,” said Rai.

Listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts or on our the Nepal Now website.

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