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.

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Listen up! Podcast time

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My new podcast, Nepal Now, is up and running. Please take a listen (above), on the website or in your podcast player.

Season 1 includes episodes on the key role that communities play in responding to Nepal’s emergencies, labour migration, an interview with director Deepak Rauniyar, women in the age of Covid-19 and an Indigenous perspective on tackling climate change.

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