Nepal Climate Change Support Programme

Location of NCCSP Regional Offices

The Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP) is being started with the aim of ensuring 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 National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). The programme document has been designed in close collaboration with Government of Nepal and stakeholders and has been closely aligned with the NAPA (2010) 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 Science, Technology and Environment - MoSTE 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.

NCCSP will include the components of and build linkages with important cross-cutting themes such as improved governance, a strong commitment to women’s empowerment and the inclusion of the poor and socially disadvantaged groups and ecosystem sustainability. The NCCSP will be linking bottom up (local) and top down (national) processes.  This approach will also ensure that climate adaptation is integrated into local development processes through local government, private sector and community based organizations.

What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, the Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP), in partnership with Government of Nepal, UK Aid and European Union (EU) supported the development of plans for vulnerable community people to adapt to climate change and access adaptation services through the implementation of over 700 types of priority actions, benefitting over 40,000 individuals.

  • Sixty-three percent of these beneficiaries belong to 'most vulnerable' and 'highly vulnerable' groups.

  • Implementation of Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA) has generated more than 60,000 person days of employment for climate vulnerable community people.

  • 178,000+ liters conserved by ponds and water tanks

Latest Updates

  • Ms. Dhami Kumari Basnet washes her cloth in the newly installed water tap

    Water for all

    Four newly-installed taps are providing the water-scarce villages of Majhgaun and Kutigaun in Jajarkot district with easy access to drinking water Up until last year, Dhamimore

Project Overview


Project duration:
January 2013 to December 2015

Geographic coverage:
14 districts of Nepal - 3 in far-west (Achham, Bajura, Kailali) and 11 in the mid-west (Bardiya, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Mugu, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Dang, Rolpa and Rukum)

Focus Area:
Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Implemented by:
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE)

Implementing Partners:
Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD)
District Development Committees (DDCs)
District Energy, Environment and Climate Change Sections (DEECCS)

UNDP's role:
Technical assistance

UNDP focal point:
Mr. Avani Dixit
Programme Analyst
Energy, Environment, Climate & Disaster Management Unit
UNDP Nepal
Tel: (+977 1) 5523200 ext. 1511
Fax: (+977 1) 5523991, 5523986

Project focal point:
Mr. Naresh Sharma
National Programme Manager
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4211885
Fax: 977-1-4211954

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