Nepal presents their early thoughts on emission reduction programs
Nepal’s early thoughts on Emission Reduction programs (ERP) were presented by Resham Dangi (Joint Secretary, REDD Forestry and Climate Change Cell) at the Carbon Fund third meeting (CF3) on March 24 2012. The REDD Forestry and Climate Change Cell is the focal point on facilitating the national REDD Readiness process.
The presentation describes six REDD piloting activities across the country funded by WWF International, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Livelihood and Forestry Programme (LFP), Rupantaran Nepal (RN), Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education (Tebtebba), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), World Bank and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).
Gaps and challenges for proper implementation of REDD include;
weak forestry sector governance;
lack of policy and institutional mechanisms to carry-out periodic forest resource assessment and monitoring,
technical gaps to satisfy service demanded by REDD,
inadequate internal finances for regular assessment of forests,
integration of forest inventory data from local to sub-national level.