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Climate-proofing growth and development in Nepal

Nepal is one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. with its remoteness, undulating terrain, fragile landforms, extremely diverse landscape and unevenly distributed resources

The Nepalese government requires more than 80% of climate change adaptation resources to be channelled to local level so that vulnerable poor communities are able to build their capacity to adapt to the impact of climate change.

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Climate Proofing Growth and development

Objective: Incorporate climate change considerations into policy and planning
Location: Nepal
Project date: January-December 2015
Partners: Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST); Action on Climate Today (ACT)
Principal funders: UKaid (DIFD)

The Climate Proofing Growth and Development (CPGD) programme, funded by UKaid (DFID), is branded as Action on Climate Today (ACT). Practical Action is an implementing partner of the ACT programme in Nepal.

Action on Climate Today aims to improve people’s resilience by directly incorporating climate change considerations into policy, planning and investment environments. It has supported the study on understanding the demand for, and supply of, climate change knowledge management, in collaboration with Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The proposed initiative seeks to strengthen the mechanism through which climate change knowledge is incorporated into policy development and implementation at both national and local level.

The broader objectives of the study were to:

  1. assess the demand side of knowledge management in Nepal, with specific focus on the way knowledge and information is currently generated, applied and demanded at local and national level; and
  2. assess the supply side of knowledge management, with specific focus on the way knowledge and information on climate change is available, processed, packaged and made accessible to those involved in local government planning at subnational (district) and national level.

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Understanding demand and supply of climate change knowledge management in Nepal

Climate change policy and practice

Climate change affects everyone, but its effects are felt most by the world’s poorest and marginalised communities, who live in regions that are most susceptible to changes in the climate, and whose livelihoods are dependent on natural resources.

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