Nepal

Asia and the Pacific
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0.11%
Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#129
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#142
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
NDC Status

Nepal submitted its second NDC in December 2020.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Nepal’s second NDC has set activity-based and policy targets in key areas that it aims to achieve by 2030.
  • Nepal's second NDC is more ambitious in terms of its sectoral coverage (Energy; Industrial Processes and Product Use; Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use; and Waste/Sanitation), and contribution, given the strengthened policy measures and update on sectoral targets, which will contribute to cumulative emission reductions.
  • For the first time, the country has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
  • Nepal plans to develop an Action Plan for integrating Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in achieving NDC targets.
  • All 753 local governments will prepare and implement climate-resilient and gender-responsive adaptation plans by 2030.
  • Nepal’s revised National Climate Change Policy in 2019 highlights adaptation priorities and actions that aims to build a climate resilient society. 
     
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Disaster risk management
  • Energy
  • Forest
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Settlement
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Waste/Sanitation
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Nepal:

Last Updated

January 25, 2022

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