Nepal joined the NDC Partnership as a Member in June 2018, appointing Focal Points from the Ministry of Forests and Environment and the National Planning Commission. A scoping mission in Kathmandu was conducted in August 2018. During this mission, a series of roundtable meetings were organized with representatives of Government, development partners, and national and international non-state actors. The Ministry of Forest and Environment is currently leading the process to prepare a letter requesting support. As a part of this process, the Ministry is organizing consultations with all relevant line ministries. This is expected to result in identification of priority needs related to NDC implementation.
Nepal’s NDC does not include an overall greenhouse gas emission reduction target but instead consists of a number of individual actions, including diversifying the energy mix; reducing the dependency on fossil fuels; maintaining forest cover and increasing forest productivity through sustainable management; and developing a National Adaptation Plan.