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


Nepal’s draft National REDD+ Strategy was translated into Nepali with UNREDD Programme support, and is now ready for wide dissemination among stakeholders. A financial assessment was carried out of the policies and measures proposed in Nepal’s strategy and an implementation plan for the strategy was developed. The UN-REDD Programme supported the finalization and submission of Nepal’s first FRL, the revision of the FRL through the technical assessment process under the UNFCCC and a regional South-South experience-sharing event, hosted by Nepal, for countries undergoing the FRL technical assistance process. The Programme also supported the development of a REDD+ training module that was delivered to stakeholders through two events to promote understanding and engagement.


UN-REDD Programme technical support also facilitated the implementation of a subnational REDD+ planning process in Chitwan district, and the replication of the planning process in Ilam district, as part of a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral approach to REDD+ strategy implementation.


A total of 39 forestry professionals participated in the two REDD+ training events to test the newly drafted REDD+ training manual. Out of the 39 participants, 16 were female (41 per cent) forestry professionals from the Federation of Community Forestry Users (FECOFUN), the Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI), the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), the Rural Development Foundation (RDF), the Community-based Forestry Supporters’ Network (COFSON) and the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC). All of them contributed to the training manual’s elaboration and finalization. The implementation of Chitwan’s district REDD+ action plan involved the design of five-year business plans for four agroforestry cooperatives with a total of 1,048 individual members, of whom 51 per cent are women. In one cooperative indigenous peoples comprise the majority of members. The Ilam district REDD+ action plan design process involved 30 stakeholders, including 8 women. All processes involved representatives of civil society organizations and Dalits.


Nepal’s REDD Implementation Centre is guiding the coordination of all REDD+ actions and funding sources in the country. This includes the UN-REDD Programme, a FCPF readiness grant and FCPF Carbon Fund and Forest Investment Programme (FIP) proposals. All funding sources are contributing to the implementation of Nepal’s National REDD+ Strategy.

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Regional Programme Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)
Regional Technical Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement Focus area: Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 1,049,830
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 02.01.2012
Date of Approval 24.07.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 85,000
Amount Approved US$ 85,000
UN Agency Providing Support


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



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)
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
MRV and Monitoring
Green Economy and Private Sector


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



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)
Date of Request 09.02.2015
Date of Approval 07.04.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 11
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 125,000
Amount Approved US$ 125,000
UN Agency Providing Support
MRV and Monitoring


Lead National Institution: Forestry Administration


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)
Date of Request 05.01.2015
Date of Approval 20.02.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 9
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 80,000
Amount Approved US$ 80,000
UN Agency Providing Support
MRV and Monitoring


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


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 FREL/FRL.


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