Pokhara UN Habitat gaining popularity: Stakeholders

Posted 21 November, 04:53 pm

Pokhara, November 20,2014

UN Habitat claimed that Green Homes, a joint United Nations Human settlement programme, launched by the organisation in collaboration with Nepali partners one-and-a-half years ago in Pokhara had been successful.

Santosh Shrestha, an engineer at UN Habitat, said at a function held today that the green homes project was launched with financial aid from European Union to combat global warming for sustainable settlement promotion in Nepal.

The project said that green homes aimed to properly utilise natural resources including water, electricity, and forests for generations. It also focuses on waste management. Use of proper construction materials, energy conservation management, right designing to let sun rays enter the house, water utilisation and waste management among others are its key priorities, said officials.

The project aims to maintain the sound health of people, an eco-friendly lifestyle, and to promote human responsibility towards the earth through minimisation of exploitation of natural resources and control of green house effects, among others. Engineer Shrestha said that sustainable settlement was launched in Lalitpur and Pokhara sub-metropolis and Dharan municipality.

Executive Officer Mahesh Baral of Pokhara sub-metropolitan city said that they were urging city dwellers to stress on green homes for favourable environment.

Engineer Sharada Mohan Kafle, focal person, of the programme, said that people needed to focus on designing and location of their door, window, ventilation and construction materials, among others, before constructing their settlement.

UN Habitat has been launching various programmes all over the world to minimise the effects of global warming and green house gases.

Source: The Himalyan Times