Women and Environment change talk by IAWRT Nepal

By Santoshi Paudyal

IAWRT Nepal in association with Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) organized an interaction program “Women and Environment Change” on April 21, 2023 at NEFEJ’s office premises in Bhanimandal, Lalitpur.

The program was moderated by Roshani Adhikari, the president of NEFEJ, who is also a member of IAWRT Nepal. The speakers included Abhaya Raj Joshi and Shristi Kafle.

Abhaya Raj Joshi, discussed climate change and how human-induced activities like burning fossil fuels and deforestation are causing severe natural disasters. He interacted with the participants on how the earth’s climate is changing rapidly: impacting the earth’s temperature, precipitation and wind patterns.

Shristi Kafle discussed how climate change and women are interconnected. In a country like Nepal, where most household activities are the sole responsibilities of women, the impact of climate change like irregular rainfall, drought and landslide has made their life difficult.