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Nepal: Forests

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL98, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to support community forest enterprises in Nepal in order to create employment and eradicate poverty.

Answered on

24 May 2021

The UK Government does not currently have a dedicated forestry programme in Nepal. We are however a significant contributor to World Bank programmes in forestry in Nepal, including the recently agreed $24 million 'Forests for Prosperity' programme.

We also support forestry in the climate vulnerable west of Nepal through our £50 million Climate Smart Development programme. This programme includes work to increase afforestation, protect slopes and remove CO2, often working with local community forestry groups.