Minister for Population and Environment Jay Dev Joshi and Acting Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment Protection and former Minister for Environment, Man Bahadur Vishwakarma jointly launched three reports on National Adaptation Plan amid a function.
The reports include Synthesis of the Stocktaking Report for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Formulation Process in Nepal; Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Framework and Indicators for the NAP Formulation Process in Nepal; and Observed Climate Trend Analysis of Nepal (1971-2014).
The report was released a ceremony to mark World Environment Day, 2017 (June 5). These reports are prepared as a part of NAP formulation process in Nepal. The first two reports were published by the Ministry of Population and Environment – the focal point for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Nepal – with support from UK Aid, Action on Climate Today/Oxford Policy Management and Practical Action; and Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (Himalica), European Union, and International Centre for Integrated Mountain and Development (ICIMOD).
The third report was published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology – government authority on hydrology and meteorology – with support from ICIMOD. The climate trend analysis report covers 44 years of climate data of Nepal.
President of Nepal was the chief guest of the main program of the World Environment Day. She was the Minister for Population and Environment in 1997. Today's program was special in sense that 3 environmental ministers (current and former) were in the same program.