Climate Finance Handbook for the Federal Parliament, Provincial & Local Assemblies
Apr 4, 2018
Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. On the one hand, Nepal needs to address the emerging climate threats to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, while on the other, it must also meet its commitments to address the impact of climate change on citizens. This will require a significant amount of funding, both from national and international sources.
An important component of the national climate finance system is robust and effective parliamentary monitoring of how funds are allocated, how they are used to assist vulnerable communities in reducing climate risks, and how the effectiveness of the funds can be improved. This handbook, developed by the Legislative Parliament with the technical support of UNDP, is a practical guide for members of parliament and parliamentary staff for scrutinizing the funds identified in the annual government budget and during the various stages of budgeting, including development, approval, implementation and monitoring.