Climate change is any significant long-term change in the weather of a region (or the whole Earth) over a significant period of time. Climate change is about abnormal variations to the climate, and the effects of these variations on other parts of the Earth. Source: Wikipedia  Global warming is the ongoing rise of the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by measurements of various effects of the warming.

Tackling climate change is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Nepal is also working towards achieving the goal. Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has developed Climate Change and Health web portal. Its main aim is to provide a gate way to access information as well as search, analytical and communication center for the target users. Here is the list of policies related to climate change especially related to Nepal.

List of Policies related to climate change

  1. Environment Protection Act 2076

  2. National Climate Change Policy 2076

  3. National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change

  4. National Environment Policy 2076

  5. National Framework on Local Adaptation Plans for Action

  6. Health National Adaptation Plan (2017-2021) Nepali version

  7. National Health Policy 2076

  8. Synthesis of the Stocktaking Report for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Formulation Process in Nepal

  9. Urban Health Policy 2072

  10. Climate Adaptation Village Programme Implemantation Guideline 2073

  11. Climate Resilient Water Safety Plan Guideline 2017

  12. Health Care Waste Management Guideline 2071

  13. National Drinking Water Quality Standards 2005

  14. Water Quality Surveillance Guidelines 2070

  15. Assessing Trends of Heat Waves 2018

  16. Climate Change Budget Code 2016

  17. Climate Finance Glossary 2017

  18. Environment Statistics of Nepal 2019

  19. Environmental Conditions Associated with Vector of Dengue & Corrective Actions for its prevention in Nepal 2009

  20. Final Report on Assessment of Effects of Climate Factors on Diarrheal Diseases at National and Sub-national Levels in Nepal

  21. National Climate Change Impact Survey Report 2016

  22. Nationally Determined Contribution 2016

  23. Nepal Sustainable Development Goals 2016-2030 (English)

  24. Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change 2011

  25. Climate Change & Health Country Profile 2015

  26. Geographic Hotspots for World Bank Action on Climate Change & Health 2017

  27. Global Warming of 1.5 Degree Celsius 2019

  28. Green Climate Fund Engagement Strategy of Nepal

  29. Male Declaration 2017

  30. Operational framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems 2015

  31. Overview of Climate Change focus Areas Nepal 2016

  32. Protecting Health from Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment 2013

  33. Regional Strategy for Protecting Health from Climate Change 2012

  34. Review of Climate Change & Health_Activities Report 2015

  35. The 1.5 Health Report

  36. WHO Global Strategy on Health Environment & Climate Change 2019

  37. World Bank Group Approach & Action Plan for Climate Change & Health 2017


Note: Please note that these documents are major ones and may not include all available resources.


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