Indigenous and Local Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Nepal

Indigenous and local initiatives can help address the effects of climate change within a certain threshold and assist in enhancing resilience of community-based development plans and programs. Read five examples from Nepal in the report linked below. Click here for report

The five case studies in this collection – local water management practices; forest and pasture management; rural transport infrastructure; settlements and housing; and traditional social institutions – demonstrate that indigenous communities and local communities in Nepal collectively engage in utilizing indigenous, traditional and local knowledge to deal with both climatic and non-climatic stresses. These actions over the centuries have helped evolve different types of adaptation measures in response to climate change vulnerability and impacts. The results reveal that indigenous and local initiatives can help address the effects of climate change within a certain threshold and assist in enhancing resilience of community-based development plans and programs.

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