Fight against Climate Change
The major focus will be on energy and food security for conservation and sustainable development. This will be done through a three-pronged approach.
Firstly, WWF Nepal will continue to enhance its understanding of climate change through research studies, build its capacity and the capacities of others at national, landscape and community levels, and also carry out campaigns to strengthen policy and awareness. Adaptation projects will be implemented to help build the resilience of local communities and ecosystems.
WWF Nepal will also train and work with local citizen scientists as a means to build local capacity in understanding climate change issues and building the resilience of communities. Secondly, global carbon financing will be accessed from renewable energy projects so as to establish a sustainable financing mechanism for local communities.
WWF Nepal will also constructively engage in forest carbon issues (REDD+) so as to help establish an equitable benefit sharing at both the local and national levels while ensuring that social, economic and environmental safeguards are met.
Goal: By 2016, there is a significant shift towards climate adaptation and resilience and low carbon development in the two priority landscapes of WWF Priority Place, Eastern Himalayas, and other national conservation priority areas.