Nepal

Country Area : 147,181 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 3,636

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes (as of October 2009)

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: Yes

Readiness Grant Holder: Yes

Carbon Fund: Yes

Progress against the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

Targeted support is being provided to sub-national planning processes, design and monitoring of PAMs, PLR and institutional review; REDD+ Strategy Options and REDD+ Fund Management at the national Level; Natural Capital Accounting for the forestry sector, capacity for development of the FRL in Nepal and support to FRL review process prior to UNFCCC submission. The support aims to coordinate and build on the work implemented under Nepal’s FCPF programme.

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
Nepal increased its knowledge on drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and national REDD+ finance management, Nepal possible governance obstacles to policies and measures to inform its national REDD+ strategy, fund design options and inventory of legislation and regulations that relate to REDD+. Following the completion of the governmental register and approval process, in 2015 further support led to the National REDD+ Strategy preparation and submission for official consideration. A district-level multi stakeholder workshop on driver and solution analysis was conducted and potential interventions for District REDD+ Action Plan (DRAP) drafted. Potential criteria and indicators were identified for monitoring the implementation and impact of PAMs under the DRAP, through a national expert working group.

A PLR and institutional framework report has been completed and submitted to the national REDD+ focal point, for incorporation into the national REDD+ strategy document developed under the FCPF Programme.

Forest Reference Emission Level / Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL)
The National FRL technical team convened a review of its first draft FRL report and areas for improvement were identified. A work plan was drafted for revision of Activity Data and Emission Factors, and construction of national FRL The country also benefited from targeted support to strengthening capacity for development of the FREL and facilitating dialogue and exchange of information between Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Viet Nam on FREL/FRL development.

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Key Contacts

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Regional Technical Advisor , United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
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Regional Programme Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)
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Regional Technical Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement Focus area: Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
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Knowledge Management Specialist, UN-REDD Programme
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Regional Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 1,049,830
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
1  
Date of Request 02.01.2012
Date of Approval 24.07.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Completed
 
Amount Requested US$ 85,000
Amount Approved US$ 85,000
UN Agency Providing Support
UNDP
 
Governance

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: REDD Cell under the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) and the Federation of Community Forest Users (FECOFUN). 

Description: 

Increased effectiveness of the National REDD+ Strategy in addressing drivers and causes of deforestation and forest degradation through:

  1. Policies and measures that address priority drivers of deforestation evaluated.
  2. Gaps identification between the REDD+ policy process and strategies to address drivers
  3. Recommendations that can used to elaborate the priority policies and measures as part of the REDD+ strategy process.
  4. Increased understanding by the Government of potential options for effective, equitable and transparent management of REDD+ finance.
  5. Options assessed for the design of an effective, efficient, equitable and results-based fund management system for REDD+ finance.
  6. Recommendations on constructive integration into the REDD+ strategy process.

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
2  
Date of Request 11.06.2014
Date of Approval 23.06.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 759,830
Amount Approved US$ 759,830
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
UNDP
UNEP
 
MRV and Monitoring
Governance
Green Economy and Private Sector

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, REDD-Forestry and Climate Change Cell.

Description: 

 

1. National REDD+ Strategy options identified which are effective in addressing drivers and causes of deforestation and forest degradation through a cross-sectoral approach (led by UNDP).

2. Potential options for effective, equitable, and transparent management of REDD+ finance assessed (led by UNDP).

3. Methodology to determine the national value of forest ecosystem services and an experimental ecosystems accounts mechanism for forests developed (led by UNEP).

4. Approaches for monitoring the implementation and performance of REDD+ Policies and Measures using proxy indicators developed and tested (led by FAO).

5.Policies, Laws, Regulations (PLR) and institutions in the context of those required for REDD+ implementation analysed, and approaches to fill the identified gaps identified.

 

 

 

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
3  
Date of Request 09.02.2015
Date of Approval 07.04.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 11
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 125,000
Amount Approved US$ 125,000
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
 
MRV and Monitoring

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Forestry Administration

Description: 

The main objective of the support requested is
to strengthen capacity for development of the FREL/REL in Cambodia, and
facilitate dialogue and exchange of information between Cambodia, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Nepal and Viet Nam on FREL/FRL development as they begin to interact
with UNFCCC

Expected results:

Enhanced capacity to develop and submit a FREL/REL to the UNFCCC.

Enhanced exchange between Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Viet Nam on FREL/ FRL development.

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
4  
Date of Request 05.01.2015
Date of Approval 20.02.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 9
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 80,000
Amount Approved US$ 80,000
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
 
MRV and Monitoring

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: REDD-Forestry and Climate Change Cell, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation.

Description: 

Strengthened capacity for development of the FRL in Nepal and five other Asian UN-REDD partner countries (Pakistan, Mongolia,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan) and 2) in-country working sessions facilitated with an expert review process prior to submission of the FRL to the UNFCCC.

UPDATE, January 2016: At the end the sub-regional workshop never eventuated, and all the support is going to Nepal on FRLFRL.

 

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