Nepal Climate Change Support Programme
The Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP) started with an aim to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Nepal are able to adapt to the effects of climate change. This is the first significant intervention on climate change adaptation in Nepal in line with the recommendation of the NAPA. The programme document was designed in close collaboration with Government of Nepal and stakeholders and has been closely aligned with the NAPA and the Three Year Plan (2010/11-2013/14). NCCSP will also be guided by the Climate Change Policy (2011) and National Framework on LAPA (2011). The NAPA has brought forward priority adaptation options, in particular the most urgent and immediate adaptation programmes in key vulnerable sectors under nine combined profiles while the Three Year Plan (2010/11-2013/14) of Nepal has the objectives of promoting green development, making development activities climate-friendly and resilient, mitigating the negative impacts of climate change and promoting adaptation. NCCSP corresponds to Combined Priority 1 of NAPA – “Promoting Community based Adaptation through Integrated Management of Agriculture, Water, Forest and Biodiversity Sectors”.
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 key objective is to enhance the capacity of government (particularly the Ministry of Population and Environment – MoPE and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development -MoFALD) and non-government (NGOs, CBOs, private sector and communities) institutions to implement the Nepal's Climate Change Policy (2011) and execute the most urgent and immediate adaptation actions in order to increase the resilience of the climate vulnerable, and poor people of Nepal..... Read More
What have we accomplished so far
- NCCSP effectively implemented 2,431 LAPA actions to address the most urgent and immediate actions of climate vulnerable people. These actions have been benefiting more than 600,000 vulnerable people.
- The programme created 246,395 working days, mitigating disaster risks and increasing agricultural productivity through improved infrastructure.
- In addition, UNDP supported mechanisms have pulled together all relevant stakeholders and created a platform to discuss climate change agendas and monitoring of ongoing action plans.
- Formulated 14 District Energy and Environment Committees (DEEC), 87 Village EEC, 8 Municipality EECs. These committees now work proactively to identify local adaptation needs, monitor and evaluate implementation in local levels.... Read More