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The Summit drew up the Kathmandu Media Action Plan that calls for broadcasters to produce quality radio and television programmes on climate change to commit themselves to produce creative programmes to address the ever-evolving issues of climate change. It says this will seek to encourage the mitigation of potentially catastrophic implications for societies and lifestyles.

The summit was hosted by Nepal’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Nepal Television, and Radio Nepal. It attracted more than 230 participants from 17 countries.

Before the summit, UNESCO held a workshop on 24 April to introduce its new handbook for journalists, ‘Getting the Message Across’. The ABU facilitated the workshop.

The 106-page handbook focuses on reporting on climate change and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

The ABU wishes to thank the Ministry of Communication & Information, Government of Nepal, Nepal Television and Radio Nepal for hosting the 5th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness and the 4th ABU Awards on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness.