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'Create employment cutting carbon emission'

"Environment campaigners have stressed for creating employment opportunities by cutting carbon emission and protecting environment."

"Participants of a seminar on ´National Conference on Climate Change and Green Jobs” organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour and Transportation urged all those who are developing industries to produce less carbon.

Speaking at the program, Secretary of Ministry of Labour and Transportation Dinesh Hari Adhikari said the government was committed to implement the rules and regulations to control industrial and other kinds of pollutions.

On the occasion, Director of ILO Office in Nepal Shengjie Li assured of all possible support from ILO to conduct various awareness program and decrease climate change effects and stressed for the establishment of environment friendly industries.

Similarly, Chairman of Nepal Trade Union Congress Laxman Bahadur Basnet said it is possible to create millions of employment opportunities utilizing natural resources.

Manish Kumar Agrawal of Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce and Industry said many industrial entrepreneurs themselves were unaware of the term called ´Green Jobs´ and opined that they were sensitive to run industrial activities leaving no harmful effects in the environment.

The UN Environment Program ILO and International Trade Union Confederation have been starting green job programs in nine countries across the Asia-Pacific Region starting 2007.

The project, launched in Nepal for the first time, aims to contribute to lasting financial development through the conservation of natural resources and control of deforestation."




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