The objective of this Strategic Review is to inform the government on how best to achieve SDG2 by 2030 in the context of transformative sustainable development by outlining the food security and nutrition landscape, the policy and programmatic environment, and best practices for a cohesive action plan.

The National Planning Commission released its first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report stating that around 28.5 percent of Nepali population is living in poverty.

In 2015, Nepal joined other members of the United Nations in adopting the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the international development targets.

The Department of Environment has finalised the draft of National Pollution Control Strategy and Action Plan. Nepal’s pollution levels demonstrate a significant need for further development of a well established and effectively operating pollution control monitoring system.

Nepal is endowed with good renewable energy potential. The major sources of renewable energy are mini and micro hydropower, solar energy, various forms of biomass energy, biogas and wind energy etc.

Nepal prepared and communicated INDC report to UNCCC. By 2050, Nepal will achieve 80% electrification through renewable energy sources having appropriate energy mix. Nepal will also reduce its dependency on fossil fuels by 50%. Achievement of the following targets through its National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP).

The environmental problems in Nepal are as diverse as its geography and climate. Priorities in addressing those problems in development planning have changed as new evidence emerged over time. The Government of Nepal has accorded high priority to environmental problems because they have profound impact on the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on ecosystem services. The government has formulated policies, strategies and programmes in each of its periodic plan to see that environmental problems are addressed.

A report released by the government details how food insecurity and undernutrition are affecting the people of Nepal.

Nepal is presently making efforts to move out of an extended political transition and has resolved to accelerate its graduation from a least developed to a developing country by 2022. The importance of inclusive growth and human development to sustain peace, achieved after a long conflict, has been deeply ingrained among all stakeholders.

Nepal emphasizes the critical role of ecosystem function for human well-being and economic development, which is reflected in national policies and plans.

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