This technical assistance grant provided technical guidance to Nepal’s Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, and the Directorate of Hydrology in assessing local climate risks and developing a methodology for local adaptation planning. The project piloted and refined the methodology and analysis through a multi-stakeholder participatory process at local levels, convening government officials from agencies responsible for environmental management, civil society sector, and local communities. It resulted in a manual and terms of reference, adopted by the national agencies, to guide local consultants in developing the Local Adaptation Plan for Action (LAPAs). The support led national government leadership to decentralize key climate adaptation policies, so that they would enable regional stakeholders, district, and local governments to effectively collaborate with central government. Pilot projects strengthened the awareness and capacity of local stakeholders to understand climate change and variability, and interpret climate change projections and future scenarios for Nepal.
This project was funded by and in partnership with: