Nepal

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Country Initiatives Details

Adaptation Research Initiative in Asia: Climate Change and Water Governance

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,530,000

Targeted Countries: China Nepal Pakistan

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

This contribution is part of Canada's $20 million fast-start contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to support climate change adaptation projects in the water sector in Asia and in Latin America and the Caribbean. This project worked towards building effective water governance in the Asian Highlands.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada’s contribution, an inception workshop took place on October 31-November 2, 2012 in Kunming, bringing together researchers from the two collaborating institutions. A methodology workshop was also held in March 2013 in Kunming to review and revise research questions, develop appropriate research protocols for vulnerability assessment, and identify common data required from each site for the bioclimatic stratification that is currently underway.

Hydroelectric Project in Nepal

Canada’s Total Contribution: $19,300,000

Targeted Countries: Nepal

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program provided support to finance the construction of the first project-financed hydropower plant in Nepal. The 37.6 megawatt (MW) peaking run-of-river hydropower plant is expected to help address energy shortages in the country, which will support economic growth and overcoming poverty.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This project is expected to unlock the country’s hydropower potential and to help transform the energy sector. With support from Canada, this project is expected to mobilize an additional $80.2 million in co-financing from public and private sources and lead to an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 114,400 metric tons of CO2 per year.*
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $80,200,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 114,400

Sustainable Hydropower in Nepal

Canada’s Total Contribution: $165,000

Targeted Countries: Nepal

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program will provide support for the emergence of a pipeline of investable hydropower projects in Nepal. The project will provide advice to developers and their contractors, to enable adherence to international industry standards on project development practices, technical, commercial and environmental and social aspects. Assistance will also be provided to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in upgrading current Nepali standards to international requirements, to promote a regulatory environment conducive to the development of bankable hydropower projects.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This project is expected to promote sustainable hydropower development in Nepal by reducing the risk for adverse social and environmental impact while strengthening the pipeline of investable hydropower projects. With support from Canada, this project is expected to mobilize an additional $1.8 million in co-financing from public and private sources and lead to an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 1,185,754 metric tons of CO2 per year.*
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $1,800,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 1,185,754

Agribusiness Adaptation in Nepal

Canada’s Total Contribution: $200,000

Targeted Countries: Nepal

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program provided support for adaptation strategies in Nepal, one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. Building resilience to climate change through adaptation is one of the key development priorities of the Government of Nepal and of the international development community. As a result, the project is working with lead agribusiness firms to support smallholder farmers in their supply-chain to adopt climate resilient practices, such as water management and improved resilient seed varieties.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada, this project is expected to mobilize an additional $2.29 million in co-financing from public and private sources. To date, the project has worked with three lead firms in three key commodities (rice, sugarcane and maize), resulting in more than 13,000 smallholder farmers, including 5,700 women, being trained on climate resilient practices.
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $2,290,000
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