Nepal Climate Change Support Programme

What is the project about


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 do we plan to accomplish

The project will focus to the following immediate, medium term and long term results.

Immediate results (or Outputs) will be:

  • 70 Local Adaption Plans of Action (LAPAs) implemented on time and on budget in ways that deliver effective adaptation services to the satisfaction of the most vulnerable
  • Local and regional mechanisms to implement and promote scalable adaptation and resilience are put in place
  • GoN’s institutional and funding mechanisms are established/further developed for supporting CCA

Medium term result (or Outcome) will be:

  • Enhanced capacity of Government (MoSTE and MoFALD and relevant offices at regional and district levels) and non-government  (NGOs, CBOs, private sector and communities) institutions to implement climate change policy, and most urgent and immediate adaptation actions to increase the resilience of climate vulnerable poor

Longer-term result (or Impact) will be:

  • Nepal's poorest and most vulnerable people are able to adapt to the effects of climate change

Who Finances it?



In line with the "Joint EU and DFID Broad Programme Framework" for NCCSP, DFID will channel the committed project funds from EU and DFID sources to the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The MoF will channel the funds to MoSTE to be deposited in a dedicated NCCSP project account maintained by the MoSTE for implementation of NCCSP activities.

Donor
Amount contributed
DFID
£7 Million (~USD 10.68 Million)
EU €8.6 Million (~USD 11.4 Million)
UNDP $0.3 Million               
Total budget ~ $22.38 million
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project duration:
January 2013 to December2015
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:
Ms. Shanti Karanjit
Environment, Energy and Climate Change Unit
UNDP, UN House
Pulchowk, P.O. Box 107
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-5523200
Fax: 977-1-5523991
Email: shanti.karanjit@undp.org
Project focal point:
Mr. Lava KC
National Project Manager
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Singha Durbar
Tel: 977-1-4211927
Fax: 977-1-4211954
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