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Climate Change to be in Secondary Curriculum

In the context of emerging climate change and environmental problems from the local to global levels, the government is planning to incorporate related environmental issues in the secondary-level curricula.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Curriculum Development Centre under the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Friday concluded a two-day workshop, discussing how to

integrate climate change concepts into the Science curriculum in secondary education.
Nepal is at the forefront of the risks related to changing weather patterns, erratic rainfall and disasters such as floods, drought and landslides. The climate change Vulnerability Index (2011) prepared by Maplecroft, a UK-based risk analysis and mapping company, puts Nepal among the top five vulnerable countries in terms of risks related with changing weather and rainfall patterns.
In order to sensitise the future generation on the emerging environmental problems—local and global, its impacts and measures to adapt to the changing climate, there is an urgent need to mainstream climate change risk management in development activities including the education sector in the country, said Keshav Prasad Bhattarai, secretary at the MoEST.
There is a need to start constructive discussions on the issue and involve all quarters including teachers, curriculum experts, climate change experts and writers and devise an innovative education system that helps the upcoming generation reduce adverse impacts on environment and their life, he said.
Suresh Man Shrestha, secretary at the MoE, said that creating awareness on environmental issues and related problems among the students will be crucial in helping save vulnerable populations.

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  1. But, the CDC is not inclusive in curriculum development process. We stakeholders are never called in any process.

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