Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in Nepal’s Forest Sector: How can rural Communities benefit?
This paper outlines options for rural communities to participate in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities in the forest sector in Nepal. It looks at the various institutional barriers that would need to be overcome, as well as the existing institutional opportunities, particularly in relation to tenure rights, both for mitigation (Clean Development Mechanism projects and REDD+) as well as for adaptation action. It also presents several forest-based strategies practised by rural communities in Nepal, and the role of communities related to deforestation and conservation of forests.
The study is part of a series of case studies looking at the governance of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the forestry sector in Bolivia, Mali and Nepal.