Development through resource management

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate change is a global issue with local consequences. However, it needs global collaboration and national commitment to combat its ill-effects. The unsustainable development pathways have yielded in the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere thus threatening the survival of human beings. Poor countries like Nepal are bearing the burden of climate change consequences, who are never, part of or the cause. The climate chang e vulnerability is major concern for Nepal due to low economic status, limited infrastructure development and poor adaptive capacity. Climate change is likely to influence the livelihood and ecosystem negatively and su bsequently to other systems. Nepal is a developing economy with low carbon foot print and has no other choic e than addressing disaster risk and prioritising adaptation strategy in each sector. It is the urgent need f or both national and local government to focus on programme that builds the adaptive capacity of communities and ensure ecosystem resilience. This programme will promote technologies and innovations that will facilit ate communities to better adapt. It will also support government and other stakeholders in designing and ex ecuting programme and activities that will ensure ecosystem integrity, resilience building, disaster prepar edness and low carbon development.

Major Programme

  • Major programme - Climate change adaptation research and studies (both adaptation and mitigation)
  • Capacity building and knowledge and skill transfer
  • Piloting and implementing innovative adaptation and resilience building activities
  • Community resilience building by supporting government to implement LAPA and community based adaptation
  • Developing methodology and framework on adaptation, disaster risk reduction and low-carbon development
  • Low carbon resilient programme (clean energy schemes) - Piloting and implementation of REDD initiatives
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management
  • Climate information services (knowledge, technology and practice)
  • Climate financing and governance


Major Projects

  1. Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA): Scoping and Pilot Study (Finished Project)
  2. Assessment of Climate �Change Impacts (Finished Project)
  3. Initiatives for Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA) (Ongoing Project)
  4. Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disaster (ANUKULAN/BRACED) (Ongoing Project)