Climate Summit


Alina Gummert

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Position Paper for the Climate Summit


Represented by Alina Gummert (Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg Delegation)

A. Measures Towards Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems

Nepal recognizes the importance of this topic and the correlation with the climate related problems occurring in Nepal as well as globally. The government of Nepal knows that climate change already has become a big threat but will have horrendous effects on all nations.

As a developing, landlocked and mountainous country, Nepal is most vulnerable to climate change. It has been an urgent necessity to address the issue of climate change by formulating a policy and implementing relevant programmes to keep the effects of climate change in the different regions of the country at a minimum. Nepal has experienced an average maximum annual temperature increase of 0.06°C. This rate of increase is higher in the mountains than in other regions.

Without a doubt, CO2 emissions play a huge role in temperature rise. This in turn, causes the ice to melt. Since the sea absorbs much more CO2 than it used to, pH levels are decreasing which causes ocean acidification. With the ice caps melting, chemicals and greenhouse gases are set free and also find its way into the sea, which also contributes to a CO2 increase. Therefore, the effect of ocean acidification needs to be discussed because it is a great threat to the worlds highly sensitive marine ecosystems.

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