Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management

  • Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood

    Despite the great increase over the past two decades in the number of households with access to electricity, still about 30% of Nepal’s total population does not have access (as of 2011). Population without access to electricity in rural area is 30 times more than that of urban area. Alongside this, in Nepal about 85% of total energy consumed comes from traditional biomass such as fuelwood, agricultural residues and cattle dung. This continued reliance on traditional resources depletes the forests of trees and farmers’ fields of natural fertilisers.

  • GEF Small Grant Programme

    Since it was set up in 1996, the Nepal Small Grants Programme has funded 102 local initiatives for environmental conservation.

  • Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal

    The Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) Project for mountain Ecosystems is a global project being implemented in Nepal, Peru and Uganda, and aims to strengthen the capacity of these countries, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, in ecosystem based adaptation approaches. The project targets to strengthen the resiliency of ecosystems within these countries and reduce the vulnerability of local communities with particular emphasis on mountain ecosystems.

  • Nepal Climate Change Support Programme

    The overall programmatic framework for Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP) is aligned with the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and Nepal's three year plan 2010-2013. It will be guided by the Climate Change Policy 2011 and National Framework on Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA) 2011. The overall goal of NCCSP programme is to ensure that the Nepal's poorest and most vulnerable people are able to adapt well to climate change effects. The ultimate objective is to enable the GoN to implement the Climate Change Policy, 2011 and develop and implement necessary strategies and most urgent and immediate adaptation actions that increase the benefits and sustainability of public as well as public-private development efforts.

  • Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP)

    Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GON), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is being implemented by Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) as the lead Implementing Agency. The project’s working areas include Solukhumbu in the High Mountain and Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Udaypur districts in the Terai. Altogether 8 VDCs of these four districts also encompassing 3 river basins of the Ratu, Khando and Gagan and 2 tributaries basins of the Trijuga River, the Hadiya and Kong are the main project working areas under Component II.

  • Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme

    The Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme is strengthening the capacity for disaster risk management in line with the recommendations of the national strategy. It is building the capacity of government ministries and local bodies for disaster risk management. Gender, social inclusion and knowledge managment are addressed across all project activities.

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OUR WORK - Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management

UNDP’s support is helping mitigate and reduce the impact of these threats and provide the rural poor with clean renewable energy and environment friendly livelihoods. A key part of UNDP’s support across these areas is promoting pro-poor environmental management, risk reduction, and climate change adaptation at the national and local levels.

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Contact UNDP in Nepal
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P.O. Box 107
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-5523200
Email: Fax: 977-1-5523991, 5523986