Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world today. Long-term development planning must now include measures to deal with it.
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Nepal's Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology overseas functions relating to science and technology in the process of national development and aims to create a conducive environment for the proper development of science and technology. Its main goals are to promote sustainable development, preserve the quality of environment — including air, water and soil — identify new technologies through environmental research, and promote indigenous technologies.
The CDC's website on climate change and public health offers the background on why the spread of infectious disease is likely to change in the future. A special section on vector-borne diseases outlines how global warming could lead to the re-emergence of diseases such as dengue fever that have nearly been eradicated in some countries. It links to both the CDC's own program on these diseases as well as further reading material.
The EPA regulates the US government's environmental activities and enforces related legislation. As this website shows, it also undertakes research on the links between human health and the environment. Here the agency summarises some of the key research on climate change and health, including vector-borne disease. Although much of the agency's research does focus on the United States, its studies on how global warming will impact air quality and pollution, for example, are likely to be useful around the world.
The agency, established as an independent body of the US government, regulates the commercial use of radioactive materials in the country’s power plants, hospitals, universities and transport sector. The agency aims to ensure safety, secure management and achieve an open regulatory process. It also supports other countries' efforts to develop regulatory policies for nuclear programmes. The website offers information on a wide range of issues relating to nuclear power including factsheets, reports, guidance documents, newsletters and notices of relevant meetings.