Nepal has abundant natural assets which underpin the economy and a very diverse ethnic and cultural heritage. These provide a strong platform for sustainable development. But the country suffers from the pervasive degradation of its environment and there is widespread poverty.

This note is an outcome of contributions of information through the CFR‐LA (Learning and Advocacy) process from multiple Civil Society Organisations and individuals working in implementation of CFRs, observations from CFR case studies undertaken with support from Oxfam and inputs of participants in the National Consultation on CFRs.

This case study examines how REDD+ and adaptation policies are currently aligned in Nepal’s national policy, before assessing whether planning for REDD+, outlined in the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), is likely to contribute to adaptive capacity at the local level.

Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes. Despite local/regional causes, its consequences are global.

In order to ensure that modern bioenergy development is sustainable and that it safeguards food security, a number of good practices can be implemented throughout the bioenergy supply chain.

The objective of this paper is to analyse and share a critique of forest sector governance in Nepal, particularly with forest law enforcement. This paper will also explore types of illegal practices and examine the degree to which forest law enforcement is contributing to or hindering effective forest governance in Nepal.

Renowned for its majestic Himalayas, Nepal is rich in its geographic, natural, and cultural diversity. Nepal has a population of 25 million, with approximately 85% of its population living in rural areas. The population is growing at a rate of 2.3% per year, and the ratio of population to arable land is one of the highest in the world.

Nepal - An overview of key environmental issues.

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The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to indigenous trainers to prepare and conduct trainings on Community-based REDD+. These trainings should help communities acquire the knowledge and skills needed to take a decision on whether to join a REDD+ project, and if they do, to be able to fully and e

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