The country’s diverse climatic conditions and rich geography mean managing, or even understanding, the effects of climate change is a challenge in Nepal. Tackling this challenge are institutions still recovering from civil war and a turbulent recent history. The Government is occupied by finalizing the peace process, drafting a new constitution and raising the incomes of the 31% surviving below the poverty line (ADB, 2008).
However, the Government has recognised that securing peace and fighting poverty are also dependent on adapting to the impacts of climate change. The 2011 National Climate Change Policy sets the Governments’ priorities and plans for ensuring development in Nepal is climate resilient. CDKN is supporting the Government to turn policy into action.
Population: 30 million
Human development ranking: 157/187
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