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Nepal: Forests

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL97, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide support for reforestation in Nepal in response to climate change; and if so, how this support is divided between (1) the government of Nepal, (2) Nepalese non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and (3) international NGOs.

Answered on

25 May 2021

The UK government does not currently have a dedicated forestry programme in Nepal. We do however 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. This support is provided through Nepal's local governments but the implementation is mainly by community user groups and community forestry groups (both local NGOs). In addition, the UK is supporting the British Council to work with local NGOs to develop tree planting toolkits and campaigns to offset emissions.