Nepal Earthquake 2015-Rapid Environmental Assessment | WWF

Nepal Earthquake 2015-Rapid Environmental Assessment

Posted on
05 January 2016

The Gorkha earthquake of 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks resulted in tragic loss of life, injury, and economic damage in Central and Western Regions of Nepal. WWF Nepal and the Hariyo Ban Program partnered with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment to undertake a rapid environmental assessment of the earthquake, which identified both direct environmental impacts, and environmental risks from recovery and reconstruction activities. This report outlines opportunities for many different sectors to ensure that building back is not only ‘better and safer’ but also greener, adopting environmentally responsible practices that promote healthy ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and natural resources for resilient development.