WWF GEF Project Information Form Approved for Nepal LDCF
“Nepal’s steep topography and melting glaciers makes it vulnerable to many climate change-induced hazards, including floods, landslides, and debris flows, with impacts seen in mountains, hills, and valleys alike. These fragile and beautiful ecosystems are also now facing new pressures from large numbers of people returning to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural communities have taken in hundreds of thousands of Nepalis who lost foreign jobs when the coronavirus struck. Those jobs were previously the source of remittances that supported family farms that are already struggling in the face of floods, droughts, and landslides linked to a warming climate.
A new project supported by the GEF-managed Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and implemented by WWF-US is enabling the Government of Nepal to invest in protecting the Marin watershed while bolstering the longer-term resilience of local and indigenous communities against climate emergencies.”
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