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    Information note for COP18 to the UNFCCC and CMP8 to the Kyoto Protocol

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    Information note for COP18 to the UNFCCC and CMP8 to the Kyoto Protocol was prepared by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology with technical support from Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) on behalf of Climate Change Network Nepal. The objectives for preparing this information note was to provide general updates and information about key issues of climate talks and to make Nepali delegates aware about the key issues on climate change negotiation

    The information note contains, general updates on current state of Climate negotiation and outstanding issue to be discussed at COP18

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    Call for Action from South Asian Parliamentarian Workshop on Climate Change

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    Parliament members and experts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka assembled for 'South Asian Parliamentarian Workshop on Climate Change' in Kathmandu on 4 April 2012. The workshop was organized by Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal, Climate Action Network South Asia and Clean Energy Nepal in a backdrop of international Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate change. The parliamentarians and the experts concluded in one voice on the need to augment efforts at various level of Governance complimented by regional cooperation to protect vulnerable poor of South Asia and agreed on 10 point 'Call for Action from South Asian Parliamentarian Workshop on Climate Change'

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    Kathmandu Call for Action

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    In the initiation of the Government of Nepal an "International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change" was organized on 5-6 April 2012. The conference was attended by environment ministers from 10 countries and over 300 senior delegates and experts from other 25 countries.   

    The conference adopted a "Kathmandu Call for Action" a 10 point call to the global community that reaffirms solidarity and cooperation among the mountain countries and countries with mountainous regions for addressing the common problems affecting all the mountainous regions.

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    Nepal Climate Change Policy

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    The Government of Nepal prepared and promulgated a Climate Change Policy in March 2011. Climate Change Policy is the newest addition to Nepal’s legislative framework. The policy is being prepared in the wake of global climate change awareness and the need for urgent responses to the impending adverse impacts of climate change.

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    Everest Declaration on Climate Change.

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    On 4 December 2004, Nepal held a cabinet meeting in the Kalapatthar (5,200 m) of Solukhumbu district at base camp of Mount Everest to highlight the effects of global warming poses to the Himalayas. The cabinet meeting attended by 23 ministers along with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal adopted a 10-point Everest Declaration on Climate Change.

    Via the Everest Declaration, the government has expressed its commitment to increase the conservation areas in the country from 20 percent to 25 percent along with 40 percent forest area. The declaration centers in raising awareness on climate change issues and look for for international dedication and support to address the issues.

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    National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

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    National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change. The main content of NAPAs is a list of ranked priority adaptation activities and projects, as well as short profiles of each activity or project, designed to facilitate the development of proposals for implementation of the NAPA.

    Nepal has submitted its NAPA on September 2010. Click here to download Nepal's NAPA. 

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    Nepal: Initial National Communication to the COP of the UNFCCC

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    National communications gives information on emissions and removals of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and details of the activities a Party (country) has undertaken to implement the Convention (UNFCCC). It also contain information on national circumstances, vulnerability assessment, financial resources and transfer of technology, and education, training and public awareness.

    Nepal submitted its first National Communication Report on July 2004 and is currently engaged in preparing the Second National Communication. Please refer the project website for detail informations and updates www.moenv.gov.np/snc

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