Mapping and prioritising the gaps for NDC implementation in Nepal

Batu Uprety, Executive Committee Member, Global Water Partnership Nepal/JVS attended the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership Scoping Mission held on 31 July 2018 in Kathmandu.

Mr Uprety represented GWP South Asia at the roundtable that discussed the sectoral perspectives on implementation status of NDC in Nepal co-convened by the Ministry of Forest and Environment and  NDC Partnership Support Unit based at World Resources Institute in Washington and the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany. The NDC Partnership Focal Points from the Ministry of Forest and Environment and the National Planning Commission, Nepal and representatives of Members organisations/institutions of NDC Partnership working on achieving ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development in Nepal were attended the discussion.

The stakeholders have given a brief overview about the country engagement strategy of NDC Partnership Support Unit and the potential services that could be rendered through the partnership to the country. The status of Nepal’s NDC implementation was briefed by the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal by sharing the outline of “NDC implementation Road Map of Nepal” that includes policy process in NDC implementation, governance and coordination, mitigation and adaptation, resourcing, transparency, measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) – the Road Map is to be approved soon by the Government of Nepal. The participants were informed and mapped the ongoing NDC related support programmes at the country level and the related gaps. They had extensive discussions to prioritise the areas that needs support from NDC Partnership for implementation.

Way forward:

The Government of Nepal will formally communicate the identified needs as per the NDC sector prioritised at the roundtable to the NDC Partnership Support Unit. The NDC Partnership Support Unit has shown their willingness to support Nepal for achieving the climate goals through encouraging the development partners to assist Nepal in both existing and new projects.


The NDC Partnership is open to countries and international institutions that are committed to ambitious implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. There are 77 countries joined as members of the NDC Partnership with 18 international institutions and four associate members, including Global Water Partnership. Nepal joined the NDC partnership in June 2018 and has appointed focal points from Ministry of Forest and Environment and the National Planning Commission.

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