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Air pollution is highly pronounced in the air of Kathmandu Valley and Valley residents have suffered its consequences for a long time. Concerned voices continue to rise from all sectors time and again amidst formulation of policies and actions to address the problem by the Government. However, immediate collective action is highly essential from the government and general public by taking into account the severity of the problem. Realizing the need of common effort, a week long MASKMANDU 3 was launched with the theme “Ma” this year. Ma (म) i.e Me; My Responsibilities to ensure My Clean Air Rights is concerned with everyone rising from their individual levels and contributing to combat the serious battle that air pollution is. Coherent with the slogan “I Love My Lungs” for the event, it aims to promote various “म” activities that can help in improving the air quality.

KTM WALKS; A Public Event to Promote Vehicle Free Zone

Since the first event of KTM WALKS, several clubs and youth groups are organizing a series of campaign to promote the importance of “vehicle free core area” in the valley. On January 13th and 27th Kilagal Cultural Committee together with Uniglobe Centre for Entrepreneurship and other local group organized a Dhime Baajan Competition, Cultural Program in Itumbhaa and No-Go Zone in Kilagal.

Training Workshop on Solid Waste Management and Municipal Law Formulation Process

With the objective to sensitize and capacitate the Municipal Planners and policy makers to towards environmental issues, “Two Days Training Workshop on Solid Waste Management and Municipal Law Formulation Process” was held in Thakurdwara, Bardiya. The high level training workshop was jointly chaired by Mayor of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City Dr. Dhawal Samsher Rana and Mayor of Birendranagar Municipality; Mr. Dev Kumar Subedi. Other distinguished guests including Deputy Mayor of Birendranagar Municipality, Executive Officers of both the municipalities, Division Heads, Ward Presidents and Engineers were also present in the program.

Vehicle Free Thamel; Public Perception Survey

A joint effort of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division and Thamel Tourism Development Council, Tourism entrepreneurs, local activists and local bodies resulted in a remarkable declaration of Thamel as a No-Vehicle Zone from October 22, 2017. Following this historic step, a peaceful and pedestrian friendly environment is being experienced in the vehicle free stretch of Thamel i.e. Prayatan Marg to Saat Ghumti Chowk and Hotel Buddha to JP Chowk on the Chaksibari road.

Final Result of CEN Dissertation Support Program

Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) is pleased to announce the final list of selected candidate under CEN Dissertation Support Program. CEN had announced this grant with an objective to support and mobilize the master’s students doing their degree in different discipline under different universities of Nepal in climate change research using scientific approaches.

Campaign to Reduce PM 2.5 Emission from Motorbikes

With an objective to aware the motorbike riders/commuters about the importance of regular servicing of motorbikes to reduce the PM2.5 emission throughout Kathmandu Valley, Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)/ Clean Air Network Nepal (CANN) together with International Center for International Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is going to conduct a week long campaign “A Campaign for reducing PM2.5 emission from motorbike” with the support from traffic police starting from 13 November 2017.

Call for Clean Air Ambassadors

CEN/CANN in collaboration with ICIMOD is going to conduct “A Campaign for reducing the PM2.5 emission from the Motorbikes”. The purpose of the Campaign is ‘to aware the motorbike riders/commuters about the fact that regular servicing of motorbikes improves fuel economy, increase motorbike mileage and helps to reduce air pollution.’ For this campaign, we are looking for 30 energetic Clean Air Ambassadors of different academic background.

Call for Masters' Thesis Proposal: CEN Dissertation Support Program

Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) is pleased to announce the application call for the interested candidates who are pursuing their Masters degree. In order to foster the knowledge generation on Climate Change issues CEN invites research proposals

6th Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum: Need of Vehicle Fuel Policy

Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum is an annual flagship event of Clean Energy Nepal. This event basically focuses to bring the stakeholders together to initiate policy dialogue and collaboration on sustainable urban mobility and better air quality in the valley. Continuing the momentum, the “6th Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum” was held on 15th August 2017 focused on need of vehicle fuel policy for Nepal.

Green Discussion on “Emission Reduction Program Document (ER-PD)”

The Government of Nepal (GoN) Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Implementation Centre formally launched the Emission Reduction Program Document (ER-PD) on the 14 August 2016 in Kathmandu. The ER-PD envisages managing national forests with appropriate safeguards and a benefit sharing mechanism that will bring economic benefits to local forest management groups. It is expected that the Government of Nepal will enter into Emission Reduction Purchasing Agreement with Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) by 2017.