Nepal drew the attention of the international community on climate change impacts in the Himalayas in 2009 by organizing a cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar (with Everest Declaration), a demonstration including mountaineers in Copenhagen, and a conference on 'Kathmandu to Copenhagen' to develop a common voice of the South Asian countries for CoP 15, including a 'gift' of 'Kalapatthar, black stone) to the then US President in New York.
By Batu Uprety Nov 11, 2021
Nepal’s participation in climate change negotiations dates to three decades. Nepal attended 1st to 25thCoPsat different levels. CoP 15 and CoP 24 held at Copenhagen and Katowice were attended at the level of Heads of Government and State respectively.
By Batu Uprety Oct 11, 2021
Enforcement of the Environment Protection Act (EPA) and Environment Protection Rules (EPR) in June 1997 obliged the proponents to prepare and get approval of IEE or EIA reports before project implementation ofall prescribed projects.
By Batu Uprety Sep 21, 2021
The Government through its Environmental Impact Study Project (EISP), established in 1981, conducted EIA of projects namely resettlement, Bhrikuti paper mill, Sagarnath forest development, Chandra canal irrigation, Jomsom small hydel, minor irrigation (Labdhu-Sera, Nuwakot), magnesite industry and leather factories during 1984 and 1987, and drafted preliminary guideline on EIA
By Batu Uprety Apr 10, 2021
On 27 January 2021, US President Joe Biden has ordered to 'put the climate crisis at the centre of US foreign policy and national security' and this signifies the urgency of reducing GHG emissions and ensuring net-zero global emissions by mid-century or before.
By Batu Uprety Feb 01, 2021
The Prime Minister, Mr. K. P. Sharma Oli expressed Nepal's commitment on 7 October 2020 to 'communicate enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (eNDC) by the end of this year' while making a statement at the Virtual Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Leaders Event organised in conjunction with the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly
By Batu Uprety Nov 24, 2020
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group, has released a report on 'Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Hydropower Development in the Trishuli River Basin (TRB), Nepal' in July 2020. It may be the first CIA study report in Nepal.
By Batu Uprety Aug 21, 2020
The brief environmental study (BES) report is an addition in the EPR 2020. As per EPA 2019, the proposal includes plan, project, or program; and Strategic Environmental Analysis (SEAn) is proposed to carry out for policy or program or project.
By Batu Uprety Jul 13, 2020
Previously Biodiversity Day was celebrated on 29 December (the date CBD entered into force). Due to Christmas and new-year holidays, UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 2000 decided to observe IDB on 22 May (the date CBD text was adopted).
By Batu Uprety Jun 03, 2020
On climate change, GoN in 2009 also showed strong political commitment by organising cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar, regional conference on Kathmandu to Copenhagen in Kathmandu and Summiteers Summit to save the Himalayas in Copenhagen, including preparations for negotiations and handing over of 'black stone' to US President in New York.
By Batu Uprety Feb 25, 2020