Policy and Advocacy

WWF Nepal will work with the government agencies, the national parliament and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen policy on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. On the national front, WWF will focus on the issues of equity, gender and social inclusion. On the regional front, WWF will work towards enhancing regional cooperation and effort towards curbing illegal trade and transit of wildlife and their derivatives. 

At the international level, WWF will work as a facilitator to the national government to further up international negotiations on sustainable development, biodiversity and climate related issues. WWF Nepal will strive to be the nodal agency on biodiversity, climate, and sustainable development in the country.

Similarly, the policy and advocacy work of WWF Nepal will target new partnerships, market opportunities, capacity building and other programs to realize conservation goals. This includes designing a mechanism for stakeholders, especially local communities, to share benefits from environmental services including potential carbon-related benefits. Likewise, capacity of stakeholders will be developed for international negotiations. WWF Nepal will work with relevant partners to strengthen and expand its conservation efforts.

WWF Nepal will support the government to effectively implement multi-lateral environmental agreements, and to engage in dialogue with regional and international bodies for strengthening networks and establishing local to global linkages for biodiversity conservation initiatives in Nepal.

In addition, WWF Nepal will continue to raise its own institutional profile through strategies that will further enhance its image and establish it more firmly as the key conservation organization in Nepal.

GOAL: To develop policy frameworks that support biodiversity conservation, environmental management and sustainable development.