TI-Nepal launched a research report titled ‘Climate Finance Governance (CFG) in Nepal’ on 26th July 2018. Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission, Prof. Dr. Puspa Raj Kadel, launched the report in Kathmandu amidst a function attended by representatives of the government, civil society, private sector, media, research institutions, donors as well as campaigners and students. Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET)-Nepal had conducted the research for TI-Nepal.
The research looks at CFG landscape in Nepal including climate change related policies, actors, projects, flow of fund and governance challenges. It is a part of TI-Nepal´s program titled ‘Ensuring Integrity in climate policy-making and in climate finance decision-making and delivery at all levels’. Researcher Rabi Wenju, Prof Dr. Bijaya Singh Sijapati, TI-Nepal Secretary Padmini Pradhananga and President Shree Hari Aryal shed light on the findings of the report.
The report identifies many challenges in Nepal related to climate finance despite the existence of legal and institutional mechanisms, and increasing interest of donors and the government to prioritize the issue. TI-Nepal will be handing over the report to the Government of Nepal to pursue research recommendations.