In Nepal, climate change is responsible for a drastic, yet often erratic, changes in seasonal water availability, resulting in drought conditions during the dry season and increased flooding during monsoon. This impacts the ability of farmers to plan ahead. Coupled with increased temperatures these changes lowers crop yields and increase diseases and pests. To better manage climate change impacts, USAID supports targeted communities to improve resilience through protecting natural resources, adopting new agricultural practices, strengthening local government capacity to mobilize resources, and developing local adaptation planning and tools.
Climate Change Information
- Climate Risk Profile: Nepal (2017)
- Climate Vulnerability Profile: Nepal (2013, 2 pages)
- Climate Vulnerability Profile: Asia-Pacific Regional (2013, 2 pages)
- USAID has not yet produced a GHG Emissions Factsheet for Nepal. A variety of resources provide information on GHG emissions, such as WRI's CAIT.
- Hariyo Ban Program
- USAID Environment Results, Nepal
- Lessons Learned from the High Mountains Adaptation Partnership
- Adapting to Melting Glaciers: A Partnership Approach
- Frontlines Story: 'Sweeping Changes in These Nepali Villages Score High Marks in Soil Conservation
- Frontlines Story: Thinking Spatially with an Eye in the Sky
- Impact Blog: Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership
- Impact Blog: Living on the Edge in a World of Changing Climate
- Success Story: Nepal Adapts to Changing Climate
- See USAID IDEA indicator compilation for Nepal: climate, energy, environment and more