Global Warming and Climate Change have been a huge challenge in today’s world and its effects will be more severe in the coming years as well. The climate change issue has long been discussed in the foreign policy, but has not been integrated in the developing countries’ priority domain effectively. However, Nepal has been showing great commitments to work with other nations to work for climate change collectively. In today’s world that is ravaged by environmental problem, ecosystem degradation, climate diplomacy is something that should be an indispensable part in geopolitical movements and co-operations on national and international levels. Governments on international level and businesses all over the world need to recognize this as one of the major issues that need to be incorporated when we are talking about geopolitical decisions and ventures between regions and nations alike.
The destabilization of the natural state of things has definitely affected not just the ecosystem but also the lives we live, our economies and our socio political systems consequently. It is definitely a huge problem and needs to be addressed by everyone concerned and should be one of the major priorities when we are talking about cooperation between governments because these problems are far too big to be solved by any particular nation all by themselves they would need participation on a global scale to actually be managed. That is where climate diplomacy comes in, building a bridge between the climate problems and policy makers. Nepal, being a developing country along with its diverse geography, resource and capacity constraints has been unable to respond to the adverse impacts of climate change. The Himalayan ecosystem is widely affected by Global Warming. Currently, Nepal spends twice as much on fossil fuel imports than it spends in total on all other imported products. If Nepal could reduce these imports by shifting towards clean energy and electric vehicles, it could save a huge amount of money. In fact, Nepal could reduce its trade deficit with other countries. Along with the economic diplomacy, climate diplomacy should be developed as utmost priority domain in Nepal’s national and foreign policy avenues.