The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report has expressed that majority of climate change has been created by human induced causes, that impacts are already felt, and if we do not take actions fast, we are heading for a bleak future. However despite the adverse effects that we are facing the Report also highlights that it is not impossible to keep the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. In order to achieve this we need ambitious mitigation actions. 1.5 degrees Celsius is also still achievable, but would need much more committed efforts on the mitigation front from countries. In order to address climate change in South Asia, we need to ensure that the countries are committed towards working together, in collaboration. This makes the upcoming SAARC Summit one of the key events to ensure that the region addresses the issue of climate change in an effective manner.
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The 18th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) Summit will be held in Kathmandu on the 26-27 November 2014 on the theme “Deeper Integration for Peace, Progress and Prosperity”. The Summit is expected to address many important regional concerns such as agriculture, climate change, food security, disaster management, regional trade, investment and energy cooperation.
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