Stakeholder Validation Workshop on National Action Plan for Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs)


ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Initiative is supporting its regional member countries to develop a national strategic action plan for mitigating emissions of SLCPs and their precursors from different sectors, in order to reduce their negative impacts on public health, food security, and climate change mitigation.

In this context, in 2015 ICIMOD commissioned a study on policy gap analysis with respect to SLCPs in Nepal covering existing policy and plans related with various sources of air pollution, across different sectors. Based on the identification of a number of policy gaps in existing policies and plans with no explicit SLCP focused policy interventions, ICIMOD is supporting the Government of Nepal in the formulation of national strategic action plan for SLCP mitigation which has been prepared by a team of consultants through consultations with relevant stakeholders. 

The action plan utilizes the standard analytical tool developed by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) under its SNAP (Supporting National Action and Planning on SLCPs) initiative and estimates for the first time in Nepal the national level SLCP emissions under a Business as Usual (BAU) scenario while evaluating the likely benefits of implementing the SLCP mitigation measures on climate, health, and crop yield under different mitigation policy scenarios. The Action Plan is expected to foster collaboration at regional and national levels towards achieving the adoption of national and local policies and programmes to significantly improve air quality and protect public health and the environment while contributing to mitigate climate change, enhance quality of life and other co-benefits.

The purpose of this workshop is to share the findings and receive policy feedback for further refinement and finalization of National action plan for SLCPs mitigation in Nepal.