Nepal accords high priority to climate change adaptation (CCA) and thereby, Nepal made efforts in enhancing awareness and collecting ideas and concerns to NAP process. Understanding the urgency of enhancing initiatives to address medium- and long-term adaptation needs, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) – focal point for UNFCCC – launched the NAP formulation process in September 2015. In May 2016, NAP formulation process formally started with hiring of the experts required for the NAP process.
Objective of the NAP Process
The overall goal of the process is to formulate Nepal NAP and improve the institutional capacity of government to implement climate resilient development plan in Nepal. The specific objective of this process are to:
A. Reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change of climate sensitive sectors, by building adaptive capacity and resilience in Nepal.
B. Facilitate integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate in Nepal.