Study on REDD plus piloting in Nepal

Forests are proved to be an efficient and economical method for reducing emission and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Hence, a payment mechanism for Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Conservation of existing forest carbon and Enhancement of forest carbon through sustainable forest management, called as REDD plus, is emerging globally. In Nepal, several piloting projects are being implemented since 2009 to develop methodologies and mechanisms on different aspects of REDD+ that contribute national REDD+ plus initiatives. This study has reviewed the major REDD+ piloting projects implemented in Nepal and has offered sets of recommendations to the REDD‐Forestry and Climate Change Cell of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservations (MoFSC).