Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to Climate change. Nepal’s topography, fragile geology and sensitive ecosystems make nature and communities more vulnerable to climate change exacerbated by poverty, social disparities and dependency on natural resources for livelihoods.
Our goal is to mitigate climate change impacts, and build and protect climate resiliance for people and nature.
MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE
Nepal’s commitment to reduce green-house gas emissions and address climate change impacts through adaptation will need substantial international financing, technology transfer and capacity building. Nepal has formulated various policies, strategies and action plans to address and mainstream climate change in priority sectors; as identified by the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment and identifying Adaptation Options 2021 and its thematic assessments.
Nepal’s National Climate Change Policy 2019 aims to reduce vulnerabilities of communities, build resilience of ecosystems, mobilize international financial resources in a just manner to contribute to socio-economic prosperity of the nation by building a climate resilient society. Nepal has submitted its second National Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for the period of 2021-2030, which aims to reduce emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land-use; energy; industrial processes and product use (IPPU); and waste. Nepal’s Long-term Strategy for Net-Zero Emissions 2021 aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2045. Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) sets out priority programs in the nine thematic sectors to address climate vulnerabilities and risks in short (2025), medium (2035), and long-term (2050), as well as adaptation actions that contribute to the achievement of national economic and development priorities.