Nepal is passing through a turbulent period of transition, reorganizing its internal political boundaries, establishing a federal structure, and changing the very nature of the national government. Since 2008, Nepal’s priorities have been dominated by these political imperatives, a post-conflict peace process, and attempts to integrate Maoist ex-insurgents into the national mainstream. This dynamic presents numerous challenges for the government in seeking to meet the country’s development and environmental needs. Climate change adds extra stress to these needs in the form of heightened weather variability, extreme events, and other impacts on the country’s natural and social systems. This case study examines how Nepal’s National Adaptation Programme of Action process identified urgent and immediate priorities in a situation of significant data gaps and uncertainty.
Dixit, A. Information Use in Nepal&#8217;s National Adaptation Plan of Action. World Resources Institute, Washington DC, USA (2012) 12 pp. [World Resources Institute Issue Brief]