In 2020, the Kathmandu School of Law students started a study funded by the Millennium Fellowship. After the research book was published, the project was successfully finished. A book launch event for “A Study of the Climate Change Laws and Policies in the South Asian Countries” was planned for the Auditorium of the Kathmandu School of Law.
The goal of the research project was to investigate and evaluate the environmental and climate change legislation in eight South Asian nations. It included a comparison of the environmental legislation of every South Asian nation and how one nation could benefit from another’s practices.
Prajwol Bickram Rana (Class of 2015), Barsha Shrestha (Class of 2016), Ashish Poudyal (Class of 2020), Aakriti Khatri (Class of 2020), Sijan Shah (Class of 2020), and Unnati Khadka (Class of 2020) were the six Kathmandu School of Law undergraduate law students that started the initiative (Class of 2020). 30 researchers, 5 editors, 12 reviewers, and 2 consultants from various SAARC countries made up the research team.
Dr. Buddhi Sagar Poudel (Chief, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forest and Environment), Man Bahadur Basnet (National Focal Point for Montevideo Environmental Law Programme), Professor Dr. Atindra Dahal (Head, Research Department, KSL), Associate Professor Mukesh Dhungana (Research Advisor), and Dulki Seethawaka graciously attended the book’s launch (Editor-in-Chief of the Research).
The Executive Director of Millennium Campus Network, Sam Vaghar, provided a clip of congratulations for the book launch event, and the SAARC Secretary General, H. E. Mr. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon, conveyed well wishes for the event’s success.
The executive director of the Kathmandu School of Law, Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula, writes about the study “Patriotism (supporting the society), knowledge production, and collectivization or a multidisciplinary approach are the three prerequisites for academic success. Project Bajho, in which students tried to promote South Asian climate research, generated ideas, and gathered researchers from other jurisdictions, satisfies all of these criteria.”