#22: Dr Maheshwar Dhakal, Joint-Secretary & Head of Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of Nepal
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Dr Maheswar Dhakal is Joint-Secretary and the Head of Climate Change Management Division at the Ministry of Forests and Environment in the Government of Nepal. He is also the UNFCCC Focal point for Nepal. He holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences and PhD in Forest Resources Economics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research focuses on forest policy, economic valuation of forest products, protected area and conservation policies, and human-wildlife conflicts in Nepal.
In this podcast, Dr Dhakal talks about the role the Nepali government is playing in its fight against climate change, the challenges around food security in Nepal, his expectations from COP 26 and the role of the media in presenting a climate change narrative to the people of Nepal.
01:05 – Dr Dhakal’s career arc
09:42 – Kathmandu and pollution
12:07 – Food security in Nepal
14:11 – Nepali government’s policies about wildlife crime
16:44 – Sagarmatha Sambaad
19:06 – Expectations from COP26
21:15 – Media and climate change narratives
22:42 – Call to action