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.

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. 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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